Definition of spire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈspaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspaɪər//
Architectural features
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a tall pointed structure on the top of a building, especially a church a magnificent view of the spires of the city See related entries: Architectural features Word OriginOld English spīr ‘tall slender stem of a plant’; related to German Spier ‘tip of a blade of grass’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spire