verb (used without object), spired, spir·ing.
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Origin of spire1
OTHER WORDS FROM spirespireless, adjectiveun·spir·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH spirespire , steeple
Definition for spire (2 of 2)
Origin of spire2
OTHER WORDS FROM spirespireless, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for spire
"Very unlike your noble and awe-spiring mitre, Lion of Egypt," answered Ombos.Strange Stories|Grant Allen
Then turning, fired with her favour, he let his shrill voice go spiring to heaven in her praise.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay|Maurice Hewlett
The tall clean shaft could not arrest those spiring movements, and the Serpent steadily ascended until he gained the fork.My Dark Companions|Henry M. Stanley
Here and there a monolith of stone stood up out from the main cliff, spiring for a hundred feet or more.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
The tendency is to slender, spiring tops, while they are narrower below.The Maine Woods|Henry David Thoreau