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STEEPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does steeple mean? 

STEEPLE (noun)
  The noun STEEPLE has 1 sense:

1. a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top

  Familiarity information: STEEPLE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STEEPLE (noun)


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Meaning:

A tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

spire; steeple

Hypernyms ("steeple" is a kind of...):

tower (a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building)

Domain category:

church; church service (a service conducted in a house of worship)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "steeple"):

pinnacle ((architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower)


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