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Wordnet 3.0


1. of imposing height; especially standing out above others;
- Example: "an eminent peak"
- Example: "lofty mountains"
- Example: "the soaring spires of the cathedral"
- Example: "towering icebergs"
[syn: eminent, lofty, soaring, towering]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tower \Tow"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. towered; p. pr. & vb. n. towering.] To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar. [1913 Webster] On the other side an high rock towered still. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] My lord protector's hawks do tower so well. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Towering \Tow"er*ing\, a. 1. Very high; elevated; rising aloft; as, a towering height. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, extreme; violent; surpassing. [1913 Webster] A man agitated by a towering passion. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

towering adj 1: of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs" [syn: eminent, lofty, soaring, towering]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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