The towering inferno, captured in cellphone images and video that quickly went viral, was entirely avoidable.
And what towering installation or glowing video projection can compete with that?
Ross vied for a monumental Joan Miro towering over five feet high but dropped out of the bidding.
Old English torr, from Latin turris "high structure" (cf. Old French tor, 11c.; Spanish, Italian torre "tower"), possibly from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean language. Also borrowed separately 13c. as tour, from Old French tur. The modern spelling first recorded in 1520s. Meaning "lofty pile or mass" is recorded from mid-14c.
c.1400; see tower (n.). Related: Towered; towering.