See also: Sire and şire

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French sire, the nominative singular of seignor; from Latin senior, from senex

PronunciationEdit

Darley Arabian, one of the foundation sires of the thoroughbred breed of horse.

NounEdit

sire (plural sires)

  1. A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively: formerly in speaking to elders and superiors, later only when addressing a sovereign.
  2. A male animal; a stud, especially a horse or dog, that has fathered another.
  3. (obsolete) A father; the head of a family; the husband.
    • Shakespeare
      And raise his issue, like a loving sire.
  4. (obsolete) A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
    • Shelley
      [He] was the sire of an immortal strain.

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VerbEdit

sire (third-person singular simple present sires, present participle siring, simple past and past participle sired)

  1. (transitive) Of a male: to procreate; to father, beget.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 6:
      In these travels, my father sired thirteen children in all, four boys and nine girls.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French.

NounEdit

sire m (plural sires)

  1. (obsolete) sire (term of respect)
  2. (obsolete) lord

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Old FrenchEdit

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sire m

  1. nominative singular of seignor
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