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sire

 (sīr)
n.
1. A biological father.
2.
a. The male parent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal.
b. The plant or gamete responsible for fertilizing an ovule that develops into a seed.
3. Archaic A male ancestor; a forefather.
4. Archaic A gentleman of rank.
5. Archaic Used as a form of address for a superior, especially a king.
tr.v. sired, sir·ing, sires
1. To be the biological father of (a child).
2. To be the male individual or gamete producing (an animal's offspring or a plant's seed) through sexual reproduction: the boar that sired the litter; pollen grains siring seeds.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *seior, from Latin senior, older, comparative of senex, old; see sen- in Indo-European roots.]

sire

(saɪə)
n
1. (Zoology) a male parent, esp of a horse or other domestic animal
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a respectful term of address, now used only in addressing a male monarch
3. obsolete a man of high rank
vb
(Zoology) (tr) (esp of a domestic animal) to father; beget
[C13: from Old French, from Latin senior an elder, from senex an old man]

sire

(saɪər)

n., v. sired, sir•ing. n.
1. the male parent of a quadruped.
2. a respectful term of address, now used only to a male sovereign.
3. Archaic.
a. a father or forefather.
b. a person of importance or in a position of authority, as a lord.
v.t.
4. to beget; procreate as the male parent.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French (nominative singular) < Vulgar Latin *seior, for Latin senior senior]

sire


Past participle: sired
Gerund: siring

Imperative
sire
sire
Present
I sire
you sire
he/she/it sires
we sire
you sire
they sire
Preterite
I sired
you sired
he/she/it sired
we sired
you sired
they sired
Present Continuous
I am siring
you are siring
he/she/it is siring
we are siring
you are siring
they are siring
Present Perfect
I have sired
you have sired
he/she/it has sired
we have sired
you have sired
they have sired
Past Continuous
I was siring
you were siring
he/she/it was siring
we were siring
you were siring
they were siring
Past Perfect
I had sired
you had sired
he/she/it had sired
we had sired
you had sired
they had sired
Future
I will sire
you will sire
he/she/it will sire
we will sire
you will sire
they will sire
Future Perfect
I will have sired
you will have sired
he/she/it will have sired
we will have sired
you will have sired
they will have sired
Future Continuous
I will be siring
you will be siring
he/she/it will be siring
we will be siring
you will be siring
they will be siring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been siring
you have been siring
he/she/it has been siring
we have been siring
you have been siring
they have been siring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been siring
you will have been siring
he/she/it will have been siring
we will have been siring
you will have been siring
they will have been siring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been siring
you had been siring
he/she/it had been siring
we had been siring
you had been siring
they had been siring
Conditional
I would sire
you would sire
he/she/it would sire
we would sire
you would sire
they would sire
Past Conditional
I would have sired
you would have sired
he/she/it would have sired
we would have sired
you would have sired
they would have sired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sire - a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authoritysire - a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
2.sire - the founder of a familysire - the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"
ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
patriarch - any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
3.sire - male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse
male - an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
Verb1.sire - make childrensire - make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"

sire

noun
A male parent:
Informal: dad, daddy, pa, papa, pappy, pop.
Slang: old man.
verb
1. To be the biological father of:
2. To cause to come into existence:
Translations
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sire

[ˈsaɪəʳ]
A. N (Zool) → padre m
Sire (archaic) (to monarch) → Señor m
B. VTser el padre de
he sired 49 childrentuvo 49 hijos

sire

n
(Zool) → Vatertier nt, → Vater m; (= stallion)Deck- or Zuchthengst m, → Beschäler m (form)
(old: to monarch etc) SireMajestät f, → Sire m
(old, poet: = father, forebear) → Erzeuger m, → Ahn m
vtzeugen; the horse A, sired by BPferd A, Vater B; he sired 49 children (hum)er hat 49 Kinder in die Welt gesetzt

sire

[saɪəʳ]
1. vt (Zool) (old) (child) → generare
2. n
a. (old) (to king) yes, siresì, maestà; (father) → padre m
b. (Zool) → padre m
References in classic literature ?
No, sire, for that would only betoken for us seven years of plenty and seven years of scarcity; and with a king as full of foresight as your majesty, scarcity is not a thing to be feared.
And you, sire, prevent me from sleeping with your security.
It is possible, sire, for I can dispense with informing the first gentleman on duty; but, for that, your majesty must please to consent to give up your sword.
Well, sire, I think that by taking things from the beginning I shall have a better chance of touching the heart of your majesty.
Reflect, sire, before you are hurried away by anger," replied Fouquet.
Be careful, sire, for this man has been deceived as every one else has by the prince's likeness to yourself.
Alas, sire," answered Athos, "your majesty has guessed aright.
I said, sire, that four hundred thousand pounds are owing to the Scottish army.
In the name of the Holy Mother of God, sire, listen to me
By the way, sire," said Gossip Coictier, "I had forgotten that in the first agitation, the watch have seized two laggards of the band.
No, sire," replied Treville, who saw at the first glance how things would go, "on the contrary, they are good creatures, as meek as lambs, and have but one desire, I'll be their warranty.
I say that it is probable that things have fallen out so, but I will not swear to it, sire.