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
Origin: [OE. stepel, AS. stpel, stpel; akin to E. steep, a.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stēp′l, n. a tower of a church or building, ending in a point: the high head-dress of the 14th century.—adj. Steep′led, furnished with a steeple: adorned with, or as with, steeples or towers.—ns. Steep′le-hat, a high and narrow-crowned hat; Steep′le-house, an old Quaker name for the building in which believers meet for worship; Steep′lejack, one who climbs steeples and chimney-stalks to make repairs. [A.S. stýpel, stepel—steáp, steep.]
The numerical value of steeple in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of steeple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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