Definitions for siresaɪər
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a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
forefather, father, sire(noun)
the founder of a family
"keep the faith of our forefathers"
male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse
beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)
"Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively.
A male animal, especially a horse or dog. In particular, one which is already, or has already been, a father.
Of a male: to procreate; to father, beget.
Origin: sire, the nominative singular of seignor; from senior, from senex
a lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir
a tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign
a father; the head of a family; the husband
a creator; a maker; an author; an originator
the male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire
to beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of stallions
Origin: [F. sire, originally, an older person. See Sir.]
Sire is a form of address for reigning kings in the United Kingdom and in Belgium. It was formerly also used in France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Sweden and Spain. Historically Sire had a wider usage. During the middle ages Sire was generally used to address a superior, a person of importance or in a position of authority or the nobility in general. The word "sire" and the French "sieur" share a common etymologic origin, both ultimately being related to the Latin senior.
Eris, ires, reis, rise, Seri, SIer
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