Spire Spire, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Spired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spiring}.] To shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

It is not so apt to spire up as the other sorts, being more inclined to branch into arms. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

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