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Meaning of SQUIRE

Pronunciation:  'skwIur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (British) an English country landowner
  2. [n]  young nobleman attendant on a knight
  3. [n]  a man who attends or escorts a woman
  4. [v]  attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire
 

SQUIRE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: gallant
 
 See Also: armiger, armor-bearer, attendant, attender, escort, esquire, landholder, landowner, property owner, tender

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Squire\, n. [OF. esquierre, F. ['e]querre. See {Square},
    n.]
    A square; a measure; a rule. [Obs.] ``With golden squire.''
    --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Squire\, n. [Aphetic form of esquire.]
    1. A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight.
    
    2. A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above
       gentleman. See {Esquire}. [Eng.] ``His privy knights and
       squires.'' --Chaucer.
    
    3. A male attendant on a great personage; also (Colloq.), a
       devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau.
    
    4. A title of office and courtesy. See under {Esquire}.
    
    
  3. \Squire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {squired}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {squiring}.]
    1. To attend as a squire. --Chaucer.
    
    2. To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection;
       as, to squire a lady. [Colloq.] --Goldsmith.
    
    
 

 

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