Last modified on 16 November 2014, at 22:51
See also: Sire and şire

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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As King of England, William III would be addressed as Your Majesty or sire.
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

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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

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

sire m (invariable)

  1. king, monarch
    only when addressing a sovereign

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