steeple

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noun stee·ple \ˈstē-pəl\

Definition of steeple

  1. :  a tall structure usually having a small spire at the top and surmounting a church tower; broadly :  a whole church tower

steepled

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Illustration of steeple

Origin and Etymology of steeple

Middle English stepel, from Old English stēpel tower; akin to Old English stēap steep


First Known Use: before 12th century


STEEPLE Defined for English Language Learners

steeple

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noun stee·ple \ˈstē-pəl\

Definition of steeple for English Language Learners

  • : a tall, pointed tower on a church


STEEPLE Defined for Kids

steeple

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noun stee·ple \ˈstē-pəl\

Definition of steeple for Students

  1. 1 :  a tall pointed structure usually built on top of a church tower

  2. 2 :  a church tower



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