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]

User Contributed Dictionary




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


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

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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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