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squire

 (skwīr)
n.
1. A man who attends or escorts a woman; a gallant.
2. An English country gentleman, especially the chief landowner in a district.
3. A magistrate or justice of the peace.
4. A local dignitary.
5. A young nobleman attendant upon a knight and ranked next below a knight in feudal hierarchy.
tr.v. squired, squir·ing, squires
To attend as a squire; escort.

[Middle English squier, from Old French esquier; see esquire.]

squire

(skwaɪə)
n
1. (Sociology) a country gentleman in England, esp the main landowner in a rural community
2. (Historical Terms) feudal history a young man of noble birth, who attended upon a knight
3. rare a man who courts or escorts a woman
4. informal chiefly Brit a term of address used by one man to another, esp, unless ironic, to a member of a higher social class
5. (Animals) Austral an immature snapper. See snapper2
vb
(tr) (of a man) to escort (a woman)
[C13: from Old French esquier; see esquire]

squire

(skwaɪər)

n., v. squired, squir•ing. n.
1. (in England) a country gentleman, esp. the chief landed proprietor in a district.
2. a young man of noble birth who, as an aspirant to knighthood, served a knight.
3. a personal attendant, as of a person of rank.
4. a man who accompanies or escorts a woman.
5. a title applied to a justice of the peace, local judge, or other local dignitary of a rural district or small town.
v.t.
6. to attend or escort as, or in the manner of, a squire.
[1250–1300; Middle English squier; aph. variant of esquire]
squire′less, adj.

squire


Past participle: squired
Gerund: squiring

Imperative
squire
squire
Present
I squire
you squire
he/she/it squires
we squire
you squire
they squire
Preterite
I squired
you squired
he/she/it squired
we squired
you squired
they squired
Present Continuous
I am squiring
you are squiring
he/she/it is squiring
we are squiring
you are squiring
they are squiring
Present Perfect
I have squired
you have squired
he/she/it has squired
we have squired
you have squired
they have squired
Past Continuous
I was squiring
you were squiring
he/she/it was squiring
we were squiring
you were squiring
they were squiring
Past Perfect
I had squired
you had squired
he/she/it had squired
we had squired
you had squired
they had squired
Future
I will squire
you will squire
he/she/it will squire
we will squire
you will squire
they will squire
Future Perfect
I will have squired
you will have squired
he/she/it will have squired
we will have squired
you will have squired
they will have squired
Future Continuous
I will be squiring
you will be squiring
he/she/it will be squiring
we will be squiring
you will be squiring
they will be squiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squiring
you have been squiring
he/she/it has been squiring
we have been squiring
you have been squiring
they have been squiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squiring
you will have been squiring
he/she/it will have been squiring
we will have been squiring
you will have been squiring
they will have been squiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squiring
you had been squiring
he/she/it had been squiring
we had been squiring
you had been squiring
they had been squiring
Conditional
I would squire
you would squire
he/she/it would squire
we would squire
you would squire
they would squire
Past Conditional
I would have squired
you would have squired
he/she/it would have squired
we would have squired
you would have squired
they would have squired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squire - young nobleman attendant on a knightsquire - young nobleman attendant on a knight
armiger, armor-bearer - a squire carrying the armor of a knight
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
2.squire - an English country landowner
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
landholder, landowner, property owner - a holder or proprietor of land
3.squire - a man who attends or escorts a woman
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Verb1.squire - attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire
escort - accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
Translations
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squire

[ˈskwaɪəʳ]
A. N (o.f.) (= landowner) → terrateniente m, hacendado m (LAm), estanciero m (LAm) (Hist) (= knight's attendant) → escudero m; (= lady's escort) → galán m, acompañante m
the squire (in relation to villagers etc) → el señor
the squire of Ambridgeel señor de Ambridge, el mayor terrateniente de Ambridge
yes, squire! (Brit) → ¡sí, jefe!
which way, squire?¿por dónde, caballero?
B. VT [+ lady] → acompañar

squire

[ˈskwaɪər] n (British) (= landowner) → propriétaire m terrien

squire

n
(esp Brit: = landowner) → Gutsherr m, → ˜ Junker m (Hist); right, squire (Brit inf) → jawohl, der Herr (dated), → in Ordnung, Chef (inf); the squire of the manorder Herr des Gutes
(Hist, = knight’s attendant) → Knappe m
(dated, = escort) → Kavalier m (dated)
vt (dated)begleiten, eskortieren (dated)

squire

[ˈskwaɪəʳ] n (old) (landowner) → possidente m
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