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sire (plural sires)
- A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively: formerly in speaking to elders and superiors, later only when addressing a sovereign.
- A male animal; a stud, especially a horse or dog, that has fathered another.
- (obsolete) A father; the head of a family; the husband.
- (obsolete) A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
- (transitive, of a male) to procreate; to father, beget, impregnate.
- (archaic) adorn
- (archaic, by extension, especially in the passive participle) endow with a favorable quality
From Old French sire (nominative form), from Vulgar Latin *seior (used as a term of address), a contracted form of Latin senior (compare French seigneur, derived from the accusative form), perhaps influenced by maior. Doublet of senior.
sire m (plural sires)
- “sire” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
sire m (invariable)