1
: having a spire
a spired church
2
: tapering usually to a sharp point
spired cedars

Examples of spired in a Sentence

the spired mountain peaks known as the Teton Range
Recent Examples on the Web Across the Rio Grande in Matamoros, church bells would ring and the spired cathedrals would remind the Irish soldiers of the old world. Sarah Quiñones Wolfson, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2024 Although the occupying German forces had begun retreating, snipers in and around the city’s historic twin-spired 13th-century Gothic cathedral were still firing at the arriving American and French army troops and the ragtag local resistance fighters. Phil Davison, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2023 It and the campsite are stunningly situated on Dickson Lake, which is bounded by a spired glacier at the far end of the water that lights up pink with the sunrise. Cassidy Randall, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 22 Jul. 2024.

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