Definitions for siresaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

siresaɪər(n.; v.)sired, sir•ing.

  1. (n.)the male parent of a quadruped.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. a respectful term of address, now used only to a male sovereign.

  3. Archaic. a father or forefather. a person of importance or in a position of authority, as a lord.

  4. (v.t.)to beget; procreate as the male parent.

Origin of sire:

1175–1225; ME < OF (nom. sing.) < VL *seior, for L seniorsenior

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sire(noun)

    a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority

  2. forefather, father, sire(noun)

    the founder of a family

    "keep the faith of our forefathers"

  3. sire(verb)

    male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse

  4. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)

    make children

    "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

Wiktionary

  1. sire(Noun)

    A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively.

  2. sire(Noun)

    A male animal, especially a horse or dog. In particular, one which is already, or has already been, a father.

  3. sire(Verb)

    Of a male: to procreate; to father, beget.

  4. Origin: sire, the nominative singular of seignor; from senior, from senex

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sire(noun)

    a lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir

  2. Sire(noun)

    a tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign

  3. Sire(noun)

    a father; the head of a family; the husband

  4. Sire(noun)

    a creator; a maker; an author; an originator

  5. Sire(noun)

    the male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire

  6. Sire(verb)

    to beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of stallions

Freebase

  1. Sire

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

width(noun)

size from side to side

What is the width of this material?; This fabric comes in three different widths.

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