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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steeple, spire(noun)

    a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spire(verb)

    to breathe

  2. Spire(noun)

    a slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or of wheat

  3. Spire(noun)

    a tapering body that shoots up or out to a point in a conical or pyramidal form. Specifically (Arch.), the roof of a tower when of a pyramidal form and high in proportion to its width; also, the pyramidal or aspiring termination of a tower which can not be said to have a roof, such as that of Strasburg cathedral; the tapering part of a steeple, or the steeple itself

  4. Spire(noun)

    a tube or fuse for communicating fire to the chargen in blasting

  5. Spire(noun)

    the top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit

  6. Spire(verb)

    to shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire

  7. Spire(noun)

    a spiral; a curl; a whorl; a twist

  8. Spire(noun)

    the part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole. See Spiral, n

  9. Origin: [OE. spire, spir, a blade of grass, a young shoot, AS. spr; akin to G. spier a blade of grass, Dan. spire a sprout, sprig, Sw. spira a spar, Icel. spra.]


  1. Spire

    A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, particularly a church tower. Etymologically, the word is derived from the Old English word spir, meaning a sprout, shoot, or stalk of grass. Currently, the largest spire to be part of the architecture of another building is the spire mounted on the recently completed Q1 residential tower on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spire

    spīr, n. a winding line like the threads of a screw: a curl: a wreath: a tapering body, a slender stalk, a shoot or sprout: any one of various tall grasses, rushes, or sedges—the Marram, Reed canary-grass, &c.: the top or summit of anything: a very acute pyramidal roof in common use over the towers of churches.—v.i. to sprout, shoot up.—v.t. to furnish with a spire.—adjs. Spīred, having a spire; Spir′ulate, spiral in form or arrangement; Spī′ry, of a spiral form: wreathed: tapering like a spire or a pyramid: abounding in spires. [Fr.,—L. spira; Gr. speira, anything wound round or upon a thing; akin to eirein, to fasten together in rows.]


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spire in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of spire in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Mouton:

    On the other hand, we must recreate the cathedral's silhouette and rebuild the spire. That to me is indispensable.

  2. Heinrich Heine:

    The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.

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