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Princeton's WordNet

  1. squire(noun)

    young nobleman attendant on a knight

  2. squire(noun)

    an English country landowner

  3. squire, gallant(verb)

    a man who attends or escorts a woman

  4. squire(verb)

    attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squire(noun)

    a square; a measure; a rule

  2. Squire(noun)

    a shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight

  3. Squire(noun)

    a title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See Esquire

  4. Squire(noun)

    a male attendant on a great personage; also (Colloq.), a devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau

  5. Squire(noun)

    a title of office and courtesy. See under Esquire

  6. Squire(verb)

    to attend as a squire

  7. Squire(verb)

    to attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady

  8. Origin: [OF. esquierre, F. querre. See Square, n.]


  1. Squire

    A squire was the shield bearer or armour bearer of a knight, and at times squires included a knight's errand runner or servant. Use of the term has evolved over time. In the Middle Ages, squires were trainees to a knight but later a leader in an English village or Lord of the Manor might be called a squire, and later key public figures such as justice of the peace or Member of Parliament. In contemporary American usage as well, squire is the title given to Justice of the peace or similar local dignitaries. Squire is a shortened version of the word Esquire, from the Old French escuier, itself derived from the Late Latin scutarius, in medieval or Old English a scutifer. The Classical Latin equivalent was armiger, "arms bearer".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squire

    skwīr, n. an esquire, a knight's attendant: a beau or gallant: a country gentleman, an owner of land in England, esp. if of old family: (U.S.) one who has been a justice of the peace, &c.—ns. Squire′age, Squire′archy, landed gentry collectively.—adj. Squire′archal.—ns. Squireen′, a gentleman farmer, one almost a squire; Squire′hood, the state or rank of a squire—also Squire′ship.—adjs. Squire′-like, Squire′ly, like or becoming a squire.—ns. Squire′ling, a squire of small possessions; Squireoc′racy, government by the landed classes; Squīr′ess, a squire's wife. [Esquire.]

  2. Squire

    skwīr, n. (Shak.) a square. [Square.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. squire

    An attendant on a warrior was formerly so called.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squire in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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