Definitions for siresaɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
siresaɪər(n.; v.)sired, sir•ing.
(n.)the male parent of a quadruped.
Category: Animal Husbandry
a respectful term of address, now used only to a male sovereign.
Archaic. a father or forefather. a person of importance or in a position of authority, as a lord.
(v.t.)to beget; procreate as the male parent.
Origin of sire:
1175–1225; ME < OF (nom. sing.) < VL *seior, for L seniorsenior
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
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.
Translations for sire
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
size from side to side
What is the width of this material?; This fabric comes in three different widths.
- larguraPortuguese (BR)
- die BreiteGerman
- πλάτος, φάρδοςGreek
- ukuran lebarIndonesian
- breidd, víddIcelandic
- ukuran lebarMalay
- bredde, viddeNorwegian
- پلنوالى، سپور، اراتوالى، پراخوالىPashto
- bredd, viddSwedish
- genişlik, enTurkish
- 寬度Chinese (Trad.)
- bề rộngVietnamese
- 宽度Chinese (Simp.)
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