towering

adjective tow·er·ing \ ˈtau̇(-ə)r-iŋ \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of towering

1 : impressively high or great : imposing
  • towering pines
2 : reaching a high point of intensity : overwhelming
  • a towering rage
3 : going beyond proper bounds : excessive
  • towering ambitions

toweringly

adverb

Examples of towering in a Sentence

  1. He flew into a towering rage.

  2. the towering mountain peaks of the Rockies

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First Known Use of towering

1592

towering Synonyms


TOWERING Defined for English Language Learners

towering

adjective

Definition of towering for English Language Learners

  • : very tall

  • : very powerful or intense

  • : very great or impressive


TOWERING Defined for Kids

towering

adjective tow·er·ing \ ˈtau̇-ər-iŋ \

Definition of towering for Students

1 : rising high : tall
  • Another match … illuminated a massive, towering, teetering pile of … soup bowls.
  • —Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
2 : very powerful or intense
  • a towering rage
3 : going beyond proper bounds
  • towering ambition


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