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Meaning of SIRE

Pronunciation:  sIr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse
  2. [n]  the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"
  3. [n]  a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
  4. [v]  make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

SIRE is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: beget, bring forth, engender, father, father, forefather, generate, get, mother
 See Also: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, create, Lord, make, male, noble, nobleman, patriarch, root



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sire\, n. [F. sire, originally, an older person. See
    1. A lord, master, or other person in authority. See {Sir}.
             Pain and distress, sickness and ire, And melancholy
             that angry sire, Be of her palace senators. --Rom.
                                                   of R.
    2. A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders
       and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.
    3. A father; the head of a family; the husband.
             Jankin thet was our sire [i.e., husband]. --Chaucer.
             And raise his issue, like a loving sire. --Shak.
    4. A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
             [He] was the sire of an immortal strain. --Shelley.
    5. The male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to
       horses; as, the horse had a good sire.
    Note: Sire is often used in composition; as in grandsire,
          grandfather; great-grandsire, great-grandfather.
  2. \Sire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sired}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of