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sire - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'sire' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Sire [ n.]
- A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir.
- A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.
- A father; the head of a family; the husband.
- A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
- The male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire.
2 . Sire [ v. t.]
- To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of stallions.

Meaning of 'sire' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . sire [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the founder of a family
Example in sentence:
  • keep the faith of our forefathers
2 . sire [ v]
Meaning (2):
- make (offspring) by reproduction
Example in sentence:
  • Abraham begot Isaac;
  • John fathered four daughters