shire

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From Old English scir, from Proto-Germanic *skīrō, *skīzō.

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Noun[edit]

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shire (plural shires)

  1. Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
    Yorkshire is the largest shire in England.
  2. (UK, colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK:
    "When are you coming back to the shire?"
  3. A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.
  4. A shire horse

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