Definitions for steepleˈsti pəl
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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.
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