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SIRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sire mean? 

SIRE (noun)
  The noun SIRE has 3 senses:

1. a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
2. the founder of a family
3. male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse

  Familiarity information: SIRE used as a noun is uncommon.


SIRE (verb)
  The verb SIRE has 1 sense:

1. make children

  Familiarity information: SIRE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SIRE (noun)


Sense 1sire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("sire" is a kind of...):

Lord; noble; nobleman (a titled peer of the realm)


Sense 2sire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The founder of a family

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

forefather; father; sire

Context example:

keep the faith of our forefathers

Hypernyms ("sire" is a kind of...):

ancestor; antecedent; ascendant; ascendent; root (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sire"):

patriarch (any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race)


Sense 3sire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("sire" is a kind of...):

male (an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova))


SIRE (verb)


Sense 1sire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make children

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

father; sire; beget; engender; mother; generate; bring forth; get

Context examples:

Abraham begot Isaac / Men often father children but don't recognize them

Hypernyms (to "sire" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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