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Definition of Spire


  1. To breathe.
  2. A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or of wheat.
  3. 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. A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the chargen in blasting.
  5. The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.
  6. To shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire.
  7. A spiral; a curl; a whorl; a twist.
  8. The part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole. See Spiral, n.

Spire Translations

spire in German is Turmspitze, Spitze
spire in Hungarian is orom, templomtorony
spire in Spanish is espiral
spire in Swedish is tornspira, spira