Sire meaning

sīr
A gentleman of rank.
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Used as a form of address for a superior, especially a king.
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A biological father.
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The definition of a sire is a term for figure of authority, or a father of a four-legged animal.

An example of a sire is a king.

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To sire is to impregnate a female animal.

An example of sire is for a blue-ribbon horse to be the father of a baby horse.

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A male ancestor; a forefather.
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To be the biological father of (a child).
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To be the male individual or gamete producing (an animal's offspring or a plant's seed) through sexual reproduction.

The boar that sired the litter; pollen grains siring seeds.

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A father or forefather.
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The male parent of an animal, esp. of a four-legged mammal.
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To beget.
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A biological father.
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To be the biological father of a child.
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To be the male individual or gamete producing an animal's offspring or a plant's seed through sexual reproduction.

The boar that sired the litter; pollen grains siring seeds.

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A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively: formerly in speaking to elders and superiors, later only when addressing a sovereign.
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A male animal; a stud, especially a horse or dog, that has fathered another.
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Of a male: to procreate; to father, beget.
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Origin of sire

  • Middle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin seior from Latin senior older comparative of senex old sen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French sire, the nominative singular of seignor; from Latin senior, from senex

    From Wiktionary