: having a spire
a spired church
: tapering usually to a sharp point
spired cedars

Example Sentences

the spired mountain peaks known as the Teton Range
Recent Examples on the Web The single-spired, single-story, 25,000-square-foot edifice will be New Mexico’s second temple. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Feb. 2022 Two other pioneer-era Utah temples — the iconic six-spired Salt Lake Temple, now shrouded in scaffolding, and the treasured Manti Temple — are undergoing major renovations as well. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 The single-spired, single-story, 19,000-square-foot temple will be the fifth in Argentina, home to more than 470,000 members. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Feb. 2022 The double-spired, three-story, 81,000-square-foot structure is one of 28 existing or planned temples in Utah (seven of them in Utah County). David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Feb. 2022 At the center of the makeover in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City — and one of Utah’s most visited tourist attractions — is an effort to dig deep beneath the six-spired granite temple and bolster its foundation as part of a seismic retrofit. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Dec. 2021 The single-spired, one-story, 29,000-square-foot Tallahassee Temple, originally announced in the April 2020 General Conference, will join temples in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale in serving Florida’s more than 160,000 members. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 June 2021 The single-spired, one-story, 32,000-square-foot temple will go up on a 5.8-acre site in suburban Cranberry Township. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 July 2021 The single-spired, three-story, 70,000-square-foot structure is one of 27 existing or planned temples in Utah. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of spired was in 1610

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“Spired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spired. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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