a tall, acutely pointed pyramidal roof or rooflike construction upon a tower, roof, etc.
a similar construction forming the upper part of a steeple.
a tapering, pointed part of something; a tall, sharp-pointed summit, peak, or the like:
the distant spires of the mountains.
the highest point or summit of something:
the spire of a hill; the spire of one’s profession.
a sprout or shoot of a plant, as an acrospire of grain or a blade or spear of grass.
verb (used without object), spired, spiring.
to shoot or rise into spirelike form; rise or extend to a height in the manner of a spire.
Also called steeple. a tall structure that tapers upwards to a point, esp one on a tower or roof or one that forms the upper part of a steeple
a slender tapering shoot or stem, such as a blade of grass
the apical part of any tapering formation; summit
(intransitive) to assume the shape of a spire; point up
(transitive) to furnish with a spire or spires
any of the coils or turns in a spiral structure
the apical part of a spiral shell
noun 1. the principle of conscious life; the vital principle in humans, animating the body or mediating between body and soul. 2. the incorporeal part of humans: present in spirit though absent in body. 3. the soul regarded as separating from the body at death. 4. conscious, incorporeal being, as opposed to matter: the world […]
noun 1. an archaeological site in Thailand that has produced evidence of very early plant domestication in Southeast Asia, dated c7000 b.c.
noun, Navigation. 1. a wet compass filled with a mixture of alcohol and water.
adjective 1. having or showing mettle, courage, vigor, liveliness, etc.: a spirited defense of poetry. noun 1. the principle of conscious life; the vital principle in humans, animating the body or mediating between body and soul. 2. the incorporeal part of humans: present in spirit though absent in body. 3. the soul regarded as separating […]