from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having steeples or a steeple: picturesque, steepled villages; a tiny, steepled church.
- adj. Steeply inclined: steepled roofs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of steeple.
- adj. having a steeple
- adj. formed into the shape of a steeple
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Furnished with, or having the form of, a steeple; adorned with steeples.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished or adorned with a steeple or steeples.
- Having the form of a steeple; peaked; towering.
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I am not aware of any Scriptural authority for calling a steepled house “a church.”
As a defense consultant, Sannito liked jurors who "steepled" their hands together when they answered questions; he said it was evidence of a feeling of superiority that would hurt the plaintiff in the jury room.
His arms encircled his steepled legs, and his forehead rested against his knees.
I'm thinking of New England towns graced by green commons and white steepled churches.
The view from the square Jacuzzi featured Stockholm's inner harbor and steepled skyline in the background—and rusted corrugated metal in the foreground.
Ahman-Rha sat back, fingers steepled against themselves.
Hauling and hauling until the underside fades from wear and the topside from the steepled sunlight...
He sat back into his chair, steepled his fingers, and looked at me over them.
The Wegmans grocery in Fairfax, with its steepled clock tower and stone retaining walls, looms like a medieval cathedral above the spiraling suburban sprawl; a cathedral of consumption, with its bakers, butchers, cafes, international buffets, delicatessens and short-order cooks.
His greatest churches are St Giles, Cheadle (1840–6) – a tapestry woven in steepled stone – and St Augustine's, Ramsgate, the centrepiece of a neo-medieval complex of buildings (1843-52) including his ingenious home, The Grange (intelligently renovated by the Landmark Trust).