Dictionary

steeple

noun stee·ple \ˈstē-pəl\

: a tall, pointed tower on a church

Full Definition of STEEPLE

:  a tall structure usually having a small spire at the top and surmounting a church tower; broadly :  a whole church tower
stee·pled \-pəld\ adjective
ADVERTISEMENT

Illustration of STEEPLE

Origin of STEEPLE

Middle English stepel, from Old English stēpel tower; akin to Old English stēap steep
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with STEEPLE

STEEPLE Defined for Kids

steeple

noun stee·ple \ˈstē-pəl\

Definition of STEEPLE for Kids

1
:  a tall pointed structure usually built on top of a church tower
2
:  a church tower
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears