Variant of sire
- Archaic a person of authority; man of high rank
- a title of respect used in addressing a king, equivalent to “your majesty”
- Old Poet. a father or forefather
- the male parent of an animal, esp. of a four-legged mammal
Origin: Middle English from OFr, a master from Classical Latin senior: see senior
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