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squire


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Squire  \Squire\,  n.  [OF.  esquierre  F.  ['e]querre.  See  {Square}, 
  n.] 
  A  square;  a  measure;  a  rule  [Obs.]  ``With  golden  squire.'' 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Squire  \Squire\,  n.  [Aphetic  form  of  esquire.] 
  1.  A  shield-bearer  or  armor-bearer  who  attended  a  knight. 
 
  2.  A  title  of  dignity  next  in  degree  below  knight,  and  above 
  gentleman.  See  {Esquire}.  [Eng.]  ``His  privy  knights  and 
  squires.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  A  male  attendant  on  a  great  personage;  also  (Colloq.),  a 
  devoted  attendant  or  follower  of  a  lady;  a  beau. 
 
  4.  A  title  of  office  and  courtesy.  See  under  {Esquire}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Squire  \Squire\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {squired};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {squiring}.] 
  1.  To  attend  as  a  squire.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  attend  as  a  beau,  or  gallant,  for  aid  and  protection; 
  as  to  squire  a  lady.  [Colloq.]  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  squire 
  n  1:  young  nobleman  attendant  on  a  knight 
  2:  (British)  an  English  country  landowner 
  3:  a  man  who  attends  or  escorts  a  woman  [syn:  {gallant}] 
  v  :  attend  upon  as  a  squire;  serve  as  a  squire 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Squire,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  24884 




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