tower above/over

Definition of tower above/over

  1. 1 :  to be much taller than (someone or something) He towers over his sister. The two skyscrapers tower above the other buildings of the city.

  2. 2 :  to be much better or more important than (someone or something) Her intellect towers above/over ours.

Word by Word Definitions

towerplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  to reach or rise to a great height

    :  to exhibit superior qualities :  surpass

aboveplay
  1. :  in the sky :  overhead

    :  in or to heaven

    :  in or to a higher place

  1. :  in or to a higher place than :  over

    :  upriver of

    :  superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)

  1. :  something that is above

    :  a person whose name is written above

    :  a higher authority

  1. :  written or discussed higher on the same page or on a preceding page

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : 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

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over


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