Steeple

  • 1 steeple — [ stipl ] n. m. • 1835; abrév. de steeple chase ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Steeple chase. 2 ♦ (1884) Course de fond (3 000 m) dans laquelle les coureurs doivent franchir divers obstacles dispersés sur la piste. Des steeples. Appos. Courir le 3 000 mètres… …

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  • 2 Steeple — Stee ple (st[=e] p l), n. [OE. stepel, AS. st[=e]pel, st[=y]pel; akin to E. steep, a.] (Arch.) A spire; also, the tower and spire taken together; the whole of a structure if the roof is of spire form. See {Spire}. A weathercock on a steeple. Shak …

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  • 3 Steeple — * Steeple (architecture), a tall tower on a building, often topped by a spire * Steeple, Dorset, a hamlet in south Dorset, England * Steeple, Essex, a very small village in south Essex, England * Steeple (Lake District), a fell in the Lake… …

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  • 4 steeple — O.E. stepel (Mercian), stiepel (W.Saxon) high tower (related to steap high, lofty ), from P.Gmc. *staupilaz (see STEEP (Cf. steep) (adj.)). Steeplechase first recorded 1793 (earlier steeplehunt, 1772), originally a race with a visible church… …

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  • 5 steeple n — steeple chase …

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  • 6 steeple — ► NOUN 1) a church tower and spire. 2) a spire on the top of a church tower or roof. DERIVATIVES steepled adjective. ORIGIN Old English, related to STEEP(Cf. ↑steepness) …

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  • 7 steeple — [stē′pəl] n. [ME stepel < OE < base of steap, lofty: see STEEP1] 1. a tower rising above the main structure of a building, esp. of a church, usually capped with a spire 2. a church tower with a spire; also, the spire …

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  • 8 Steeple — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Steeple chase. 3000 m steeple …

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  • 9 steeple — steepled, adj. steepleless, adj. steeplelike, adj. /stee peuhl/, n., v., steepled, steepling. n. 1. an ornamental construction, usually ending in a spire, erected on a roof or tower of a church, public building, etc. 2. a tower terminating in… …

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  • 10 steeple — n. a church steeple * * * [ stiːp(ə)l] a church steeple …

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  • 11 steeple — UK [ˈstiːp(ə)l] / US [ˈstɪp(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms steeple : singular steeple plural steeples a tall pointed tower on a church …

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  • 12 steeple — 1. noun a) a tall tower, often on a church, normally topped with a spire b) a spire 2. verb To form something into the shape of a steeple. He steepled his fingers as he considered the question …

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  • 13 steeple — noun Steeple is used after these nouns: ↑church …

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  • 14 steeple — [[t]sti͟ːp(ə)l[/t]] steeples N COUNT A steeple is a tall pointed structure on top of the tower of a church. Syn: spire …

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  • 15 steeple — stee·ple || stɪːpl n. tall ornamental construction topped with a steeple (placed on roofs or towers) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 steeple — noun a solitary gull perched atop the church steeple Syn: spire, tower; bell tower, belfry, campanile; minaret …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 steeple — n. a tall tower, esp. one surmounted by a spire, above the roof of a church. Phrases and idioms: steeple crowned (of a hat) with a tall pointed crown. Derivatives: steepled adj. Etymology: OE stepel stypel f. Gmc (as STEEP(1)) …

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  • 18 steeple — noun Etymology: Middle English stepel, from Old English stēpel tower; akin to Old English stēap steep Date: before 12th century a tall structure usually having a small spire at the top and surmounting a church tower; broadly a whole church tower… …

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  • 19 steeple — a pile of fish laid crosswise to dry (Scottish dilaect). Also spelled steepel and stiple …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 20 Steeple — Stee|ple auch: Steep|le 〈[sti:pl] f. 10; kurz für〉 Steeplechase …

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