verb (used without object), spired, spir·ing.
Origin of spire1
Related formsspire·less, adjectiveun·spir·ing, adjective
Can be confusedspire steeple
Definition for spire (2 of 2)
Origin of spire2
Related formsspire·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for spire
The New York Times noted that “the largest model of Spire looks a lot like a giant iPhone.”
The Spire rests on the same basic principal as the old-school fountains.
And as The New York Times reported in May, Marcus Theatres, a chain of movie theaters, has been testing the Spire in Wisconsin.
But in seven months, the team took the Spire from the drawing board to a real-world test in Albany, New York.
The Spire, like most fountains, has the basics -- Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Brisk Iced Tea and SoBe Lifewater.
Here and there a village abruptly spread out its roofs, which rotated on the axis of a spire.Sacrifice|Stephen French Whitman
Think of being suspended by a thread, from a height twice that of Trinity's spire, and whirled into such a depth by steam!Acadia|Frederic S. Cozzens
Because the spire can be seen for many miles out at sea, and the sailors use it as a guide.Finding the Lost Treasure|Helen M. Persons
This also is a fine kind of spire to have at hand at sunset; it flames out like a ladder into the sky.Glimpses of Three Coasts|Helen Hunt Jackson
Over it is a canopy of elaborately carved mahogany drawn into a spire bearing a gold crown, studded with rubies and amethysts.