AskDefine | Define steeple

Dictionary Definition

steeple n : a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top [syn: spire]

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Noun

  1. a tall tower, often on a church, normally topped with a spire
  2. a spire

Verb

  1. To form something into the shape of a steeple.
    He steepled his fingers as he considered the question.

Extensive Definition

See also

steeple in Dutch: Steeple

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

antenna tower, barbican, belfry, bell tower, campanile, cog, colossus, column, comb, crag, cupola, derrick, dome, fang, fire tower, harrow, jag, lantern, lighthouse, martello, martello tower, mast, minaret, monument, obelisk, observation tower, pagoda, peak, pecten, pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, pole, projection, pylon, pyramid, rake, ratchet, sawtooth, shaft, skyscraper, snag, snaggle, spire, sprocket, spur, standpipe, stupa, television mast, tooth, tope, tour, tower, turret, water tower, windmill tower
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