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Webster 1913 Edition


Spiry

Spir′y

,
Adj.
[From
Spire
a winding line.]
Of a spiral form; wreathed; curled; serpentine.
Hid in the
spiry
volumes of the snake.
Dryden.

Spir′y

,
Adj.
[FR.
Spire
a steeple.]
Of or pertaining to a spire; like a spire, tall, slender, and tapering; abounding in spires;
as,
spiry
turrets
.
Spiry towns.”
Thomson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Spiry

SPIRY

,
Adj.
1.
Of a spiral form; wreathed; curled; as the spiry volumes of a serpent.
2.
Having the form of a pyramid; pyramidical; as spiry turrets.

Definition 2022


spiry

spiry

English

Adjective

spiry (comparative more spiry, superlative most spiry)

  1. Like or resembling a spire.
  2. Of a spiral form; wreathed; curled; serpentine.
    • Dryden
      Hid in the spiry volumes of the snake.