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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sire  \Sire\,  n.  [F.  sire,  originally,  an  older  person.  See 
  {Sir}.] 
  1.  A  lord,  master,  or  other  person  in  authority.  See  {Sir}. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  Pain  and  distress,  sickness  and  ire,  And  melancholy 
  that  angry  sire,  Be  of  her  palace  senators.  --Rom. 
  of  R. 
 
  2.  A  tittle  of  respect  formerly  used  in  speaking  to  elders 
  and  superiors,  but  now  only  in  addressing  a  sovereign. 
 
  3.  A  father;  the  head  of  a  family;  the  husband. 
 
  Jankin  thet  was  our  sire  [i.e.,  husband].  --Chaucer. 
 
  And  raise  his  issue,  like  a  loving  sire.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  creator;  a  maker;  an  author;  an  originator. 
 
  [He]  was  the  sire  of  an  immortal  strain.  --Shelley. 
 
  5.  The  male  parent  of  a  beast;  --  applied  especially  to 
  horses;  as  the  horse  had  a  good  sire. 
 
  Note:  Sire  is  often  used  in  composition;  as  in  grandsire, 
  grandfather;  great-grandsire,  great-grandfather. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sire  \Sire\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sired};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Siring}.] 
  To  beget;  to  procreate;  --  used  of  beasts,  and  especially  of 
  stallions. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sire 
  n  1:  a  title  of  address  formerly  used  for  a  man  of  rank  and 
  authority 
  2:  the  founder  of  a  family;  "keep  the  faith  of  our  forefathers" 
  [syn:  {forefather},  {father}] 
  3:  male  parent  of  an  animal  especially  a  domestic  animal  such 
  as  a  horse 
  v  :  make  children;  "Abraham  begot  Isaac";  "Men  often  father 
  children  but  don't  recognize  them"  [syn:  {beget},  {get}, 
  {engender},  {father},  {mother},  {generate},  {bring  forth}] 




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