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Sire

Sire appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Look, sire, paper is kool!
  • Sire, was I ere I saw Eris?
  • Nemo, we nine risotto ghosts, oh!, got to sire nine women.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sire:

forefathersirefather
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Definition of the noun sire

What does sire mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sires

  1. a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Lord / noble / nobleman = a titled peer of the realm
  2. the founder of a family
  3. male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: male = an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes

Alternative definition of the noun sire

noun

  1. A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively.
  2. A male animal, especially a horse or dog. In particular, one which is already, or has already been, a father.

Specialised definition of the noun sire

Glossary of sports / dog racing

the father of a greyhound (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / equestrian

the father of a foal (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb sire

What does sire mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sired | siring | sires

  1. make (offspring) by reproduction

Alternative definition of the verb sire

verb

  1. [transitive] Of a male: to procreate; to father, beget.

Person

Who is Sire?

Sire appeared in the 2012 film Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.

  • also known as Sire James, Sire Spice, Sire Spicer, Spice
  • profession: Actor
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sire

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Google previewKilayim (1990)

by Jacob Neusner

whose ears are small — its dam is a horse and its sire is an ass. [ D] "[And every mule whose ears are] big — its dam is an ass and its sire is a horse." [E] [E presents a case illustrating C-D.] R. Mena would order those [ servants] ...

Google previewJersey Bulletin (1922)

The herd sire is a son of Rosaire's 01 a Lad and is backed by a number of Go d Medal cows and bulls. This herd has made excellent official records, the highest being Idaho Irene, 2d, and with 589 lbs. fat (unconfirmed). However the herd in ...

Google previewA Rhyming Dictionary (1824)

Answering at the Same Time, the Purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language ... [with] an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

Fire, dire, hire, ire, lyre, mire, quire, sire, spire, squire, hire, wire, tire, attire, acquire, admire, aspire, conspire, desire, inquire, entire, expire, inspire, require, retire, transpire, pyre. Perfect rhymes, fryar, liar, brier, and nouns formed from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2009)

by William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen

musculus Sire and dam Sire and dam Morphological ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1900)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

having bred said dam to a certain sire ...

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Usage statistics about sire

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sire:

forefathersirefather

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sire:

fathermothersireengendergenerateget

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Quotes about Sire

Gambling sire, gambling son.
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Scrabble value of S1I1R1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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