verb (used without object), spired, spir·ing.
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Origin of spire1
OTHER WORDS FROM spirespire·less, adjectiveun·spir·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH spirespire steeple
Words nearby spire
Example sentences from the Web for spiring
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
Round and up, and ever up it went, narrowing and spiring to the zenith.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
It also chanced that I had stopped in a spot where the spiring trunks rose naked of boughs to a considerable height.A Maid of the Kentucky Hills|Edwin Carlile Litsey
The San Lorenzo fort was now a spiring red flame of fire—a beacon to the ships at sea.On the Spanish Main|John Masefield