Definitions for steepleˈsti pəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an ornamental construction, usu. ending in a spire, erected on a roof or tower of a church, public building, etc.
a tower terminating in such a construction.
Origin of steeple:
bef. 1000; OE stēpel tower. See steep1, -le
a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
A tall tower, often on a church, normally topped with a spire.
To form something into the shape of a steeple.
He steepled his fingers as he considered the question.
Origin: stepel from stipel, stypel, stepel, akin to Old English steap.
a spire; also, the tower and spire taken together; the whole of a structure if the roof is of spire form. See Spire
A steeple, in architecture, is a tall tower on a building, topped by a spire and often incorporating a belfry and other components. Steeples are very common on Christian churches and cathedrals and the use of the term generally connotes a religious structure. They may be stand-alone structures, or incorporated into the entrance or center of the building.
Translations for steeple
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a high tower of a church etc, usually having a spire.
- الجُزْء العُلوي من بُرْج الكَنيسَهArabic
- campanárioPortuguese (BR)
- kostelní věžCzech
- der KirchturmGerman
- مناره تيزه دار كليساFarsi
- מִגדָל כְּנסִייָהHebrew
- मीनार, लाट, श्रंग, शिखरHindi
- šiljast crkveni toranj, zvonikCroatian
- (kirkju)turn (með spíru)Icelandic
- (교회 둥의) 첨탑Korean
- zvanu tornis; (torņa) smaileLatvian
- menara tinggi di gerejaMalay
- kirkespir, kirketårnNorwegian
- مناره تيزه دار كليساPersian
- مناره، دكليسا دمنارې څوكهPashto
- kostolná vežaSlovak
- kyrktorn, tornspiraSwedish
- kilise/çan kulesiTurkish
- 尖塔Chinese (Trad.)
- کلس مینار وغیرہUrdu
- tháp chuôngVietnamese
- 尖塔Chinese (Simp.)
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