Sire Definition

sīr
sired, sires, siring
noun
sires
A biological father.
American Heritage Medicine
The plant or gamete responsible for fertilizing an ovule that develops into a seed.
American Heritage Medicine
A person of authority; man of high rank.
Webster's New World
The male parent of an animal, esp. of a four-legged mammal.
Webster's New World
A father or forefather.
Webster's New World
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verb
sired, sires, siring
To beget.
Webster's New World
To be the biological father of (a child).
American Heritage
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.
American Heritage
To be the biological father of a child.
American Heritage Medicine
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.
American Heritage Medicine
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Other Word Forms of Sire

Noun

Singular:
sire
Plural:
sires

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

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