how to pronounce spire


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“… stinker spire to squirt that tongue off …”

meanings of spire


  1. The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.
  2. A young shoot of a plant; a spear.
  3. One of the sinuous foldings of a serpent or other reptile; a coil.
  4. A spiral.
  5. A sharp or tapering point.
  6. A tapering structure built on a roof or tower, especially as one of the central architectural features of a church or cathedral roof.
  7. The stalk or stem of a plant.
  8. Any of various tall grasses, rushes, or sedges, such as the marram, the reed canary-grass, etc.
  9. The part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole.
  10. A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the charge in blasting.


  1. To furnish with a spire.
  2. To grow upwards rather than develop horizontally.
  3. To breathe.
  4. To sprout, to send forth the early shoots of growth; to germinate.

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