What does the word spire mean?

Usage examples for spire

  1. I looked for the square tower of my old school, and the sharp proud spire of St. Andrews. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  2. The cathedral spire, where it rose beyond the fields in the ruddy evening skies or in the dim, gray, misty morning, said other things to him than this. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  3. Early in the beginning of February, 1528, a letter of the Emperor, written from Spire, reached Luzern, with complaints about this alliance; very similar ones were received from the authorities of the Austrian Government at Ensisheim and Inspruck, and still a fourth one from the captains of the Swabian League. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger