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Sire meaning

Sire is a form of address for reigning kings in the United Kingdom and in Belgium. It has also been used in France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Sweden and Spain. Historically Sire had a wider usage. During the Middle Ages, Sire was generally used to address a superior, a person of importance or in a position of authority or the nobility in general.


  1. (noun) A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.
  2. (noun) A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir.
  3. (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of stallions.
  4. (noun) A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
  5. (noun) A father; the head of a family; the husband.
  6. (noun) The male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire.
Word: sire
Pronunciation of sire: 'sIr
Function of sire: noun
Origin of sire: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin senior older -- more at SENIOR
1 a : FATHER b archaic : male ancestor : FOREFATHER c : AUTHOR, ORIGINATOR
2 a archaic : a man of rank or authority; especially : LORD -- used formerly as a form of address and as a title b obsolete : an elderly man : SENIOR
3 : the male parent of an animal and especially of a domestic animal

Synonyms of sire

Beget, Engender, Father, Forefather, Generate, Get, Mother,