towering

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adjective tow·er·ing \ˈtau̇(-ə)r-iŋ\

Definition of towering

  1. 1 :  impressively high or great :  imposing <towering pines>

  2. 2 :  reaching a high point of intensity :  overwhelming <a towering rage>

  3. 3 :  going beyond proper bounds :  excessive <towering ambitions>

toweringly

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Examples of towering in a sentence

  1. He flew into a towering rage.

  2. <the towering mountain peaks of the Rockies>

1592

First Known Use of towering

1592


TOWERING Defined for English Language Learners

towering

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adjective tow·er·ing \ˈtau̇(-ə)r-iŋ\

Definition of towering for English Language Learners

  • : very tall

  • : very powerful or intense

  • : very great or impressive


TOWERING Defined for Kids

towering

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adjective tow·er·ing \ˈtau̇-ər-iŋ\

Definition of towering for Students

  1. 1 :  rising high :  tall <Another match … illuminated a massive, towering, teetering pile of … soup bowls. — Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux>

  2. 2 :  very powerful or intense <a towering rage>

  3. 3 :  going beyond proper bounds <towering ambition>



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