sire
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /saɪə(ɹ)/
Noun

sire (plural sires)

  1. 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.
  2. A male animal; a stud, especially a horse or dog, that has fathered another.
  3. (obsolete) A father; the head of a family; the husband.
    • c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene ii]:
      And raise his issue, like a loving sire.
  4. (obsolete) A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
    • [He] was the sire of an immortal strain.
Translations Translations Verb

sire (sires, present participle siring; past and past participle sired)

  1. (transitive, of a male) to procreate; to father, beget, impregnate.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 6:
      In these travels, my father sired thirteen children in all, four boys and nine girls.
Translations
  • French: saillir
  • Russian: породить



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