Definition of tower above/over
- He towers over his sister.
- The two skyscrapers tower above the other buildings of the city.
- Her intellect towers above/over ours.
: a building or structure typically higher than its diameter and high relative to its surroundings that may stand apart (such as a campanile) or be attached (such as a church belfry) to a larger structure and that may be fully walled in or of skeleton framework (such as an observation or transmission tower)
: a towering citadel : fortress
: one that provides support or protection : bulwark
: to reach or rise to a great height
: to exhibit superior qualities : surpass
: in the sky : overhead
: in or to heaven
: in or to a higher place
: in or to a higher place than : over
: upriver of
: superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)
: something that is above
: a person whose name is written above
: a higher authority
: written or discussed higher on the same page or on a preceding page
: across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space
: forward beyond an edge or brink and often down
: across the brim
used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another
used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person
used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference
: upper, higher
: outer, covering
: to leap over
: so as to exceed or surpass
: to an excessive degree
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