Sire

Definition of Sire

n.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.
v. t.1.To beget; to procreate; - used of beasts, and especially of stallions.
[imp. & p. p. Sired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Siring.]

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