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Definition of "spire" [spire]

  • A top part or point that tapers upward; a pinnacle. (noun)
  • A structure or formation, such as a steeple, that tapers to a point at the top. (noun)
  • A slender, tapering part, such as a newly sprouting blade of grass. (noun)
  • To furnish with a spire. (verb-transitive)
  • To rise and taper steeply. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spire" in a sentence
  • "‘drop’; ‘wreathe’ and ‘writhe’; ‘spear’ and ‘spire’ (“the least _spire_ of grass”, South); ‘trist’ and ‘trust’; ‘band’, ‘bend’ and ‘bond’;"
  • "It will drive a 55 grain spire point at 3900 fps with H414."
  • "You can read more about why the spire is twisted here."