• IPA: /ˈtaʊəɹɪŋ/
  1. present participle of tower#English|tower


  1. Very tall or high, so as to dwarf anything around it.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803 ↗:
      So this was my future home, I thought! […] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
    • 1964, Look (volume 28, page 338)
      She is a towering girl with a husky baritone voice and a friendly and flamboyant style.

towering (plural towerings)

  1. The act or condition of being high above others.
    • But I am an old hawk at the sport; and wrote her such a cool, deliberate, prudent reply, as brought my bird from the aerial towerings pop down at my foot like Corporal Trim's hat.

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