from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of imposing height.
- adj. Outstanding; preeminent: a towering intellect.
- adj. Very great or intense: a towering rage.
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- v. Present participle of tower.
- adj. Very tall or high, particularly used to denote something that is taller than anything around it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Very high; elevated; rising aloft.
- adj. Hence, extreme; violent; surpassing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Very tall or lofty: as, towering heights.
- Exceedingly or increasingly violent; rising to an extreme height or intense degree: as, a towering rage.
- In heraldry, same as soarant.
- n. The act of one who towers; specifically, the convulsive action of a bird which, when wounded in a certain way, flies straight up in the air as long as life lasts, and then drops dead; also, the flight thus made. See the quotation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of imposing height; especially standing out above others
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