Squire

Definition of Squire

Pronunciation: skwīrd
n.1.A square; a measure; a rule.
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.
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.
v. t.1.To attend as a squire.
[imp. & p. p. squired (skwīrd); p. pr. & vb. n. squiring.]
2.To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady.

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