Definition of 'spire'
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It is interesting to look closely at one of the tall spires. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Make use of your local church spire. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The building is capped by a spire topped with a golden crescent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Last month there were large clusters of it with spires of pink blossom. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their spires of tall flowers seem to burst from nowhere and within a few days the taller varieties tower over other plants. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Take a tower tour up 332 steps to the base of the spire to see amazing views. The Sun (2013)You can happily lose a day or two wandering under the old quarter's spires and towers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's as marvellous as a church spire running off down a country lane to join the circus. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)A Norman church spire overlooking it all. FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)It seems to end abruptly - and that is because it was topped by a spire that was knocked clean off by a lightning bolt. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In the background one can see the college spires and the dome of the Radcliffe Camera. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The Duke has also opened up the rooftops, offering glorious views of church spires and domes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To the left is the Stockholm skyline, all domed roofs and angular spires. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Cathedral spires were tall, thin, and extremely heavy because they were covered with sheets of lead. Christianity Today (2000)At the site where the Twin Towers once stood a new spire can be seen from outside the courthouse. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As he does so, the ghosts of countless equine legends will peer down between the racetrack's famous spires. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It will have similar stone steps up to the front door, a conical roof, a spire and a chimney. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The city emerged from the midday heat, a series of slender, shimmering spires that grew larger as we headed upstream. The Sun (2015)It's terrific to look up and see the spires and roofs of the towns ahead, as people have done in centuries past. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Grade I listed and needs work on tower and spire, a new gutter and drainage system. Times, Sunday Times (2006)By putting up the fence, are you blocking out the view of a wonderful tree in a neighbouring plot, or perhaps a church spire in the distance? Times, Sunday Times (2016)All lifts and whitewashed spiral staircases lead to the rooftop pool, with views of spires and rolling green hills, that crowns the complex of four thermal pools. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'spire'
British English: spire /spaɪə/ NOUN
The spire of a church is a tall cone-shaped structure on top of a tower.
We saw a church spire above the trees.
- American English: spire
- Arabic: قِمَّةٌ مُسْتَدِقَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: coruchéu igreja
- Chinese: 尖顶
- Croatian: toranj
- Czech: věž špička
- Danish: spir
- Dutch: torenspits
- European Spanish: aguja chapitel
- Finnish: terävähuippuinen torni
- French: flèche église
- German: Turmspitze
- Greek: σπείρα
- Italian: guglia
- Japanese: 尖塔
- Korean: 뾰족탑
- Norwegian: spir
- Polish: iglica
- European Portuguese: torre igreja
- Romanian: clopotniță
- Russian: шпиль
- Spanish: aguja arquitectura
- Swedish: spira
- Thai: สิ่งก่อสร้างสูงรูปกรวยที่เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของโบถส์
- Turkish: kilise kulesinin sivri tepesi
- Ukrainian: шпиль
- Vietnamese: ngọn tháp
Definition of spire from the Collins English Dictionary
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