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shire

 (shīr)
n.
1. A former administrative division of Great Britain, equivalent to a county.
2. often Shire A Shire horse.

[Middle English, from Old English scīr, official charge, administrative district.]

shire

(ʃaɪə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. one of the British counties
b. (in combination): Yorkshire.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Australia) a rural district having its own local council
3. (Breeds) See shire horse
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Midland counties of England, esp Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, famous for hunting, etc
[Old English scīr office; related to Old High German scīra business]

shire

(ʃaɪə)
vb
(tr) dialect Ulster to refresh or rest: let me get my head shired.
[from Old English scīr clear]

Shire

(ˈʃɪəreɪ) or

Shiré

n
(Placename) a river in E central Africa, flowing from Lake Malawi through Malawi and Mozambique to the Zambezi. Length: 596 km (370 miles)
Shire Highlands, Shiré Highlands pl n

shire

(ʃaɪər)

n.
1. one of the counties of Great Britain.
2. the Shires, the counties in the Midlands in which hunting is esp. popular.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English scīr office of administration, county]

Shire

(ʃaɪər)

n.
one of an English breed of large, strong draft horses having a brown or bay coat with feathering on the legs.
[1875–80]

Shi•ré

(ˈʃi reɪ)

n.
a river in SE Africa, flowing S from Lake Malawi to the Zambezi River. 370 mi. (596 km) long.

shire


Past participle: shired
Gerund: shiring

Imperative
shire
shire
Present
I shire
you shire
he/she/it shires
we shire
you shire
they shire
Preterite
I shired
you shired
he/she/it shired
we shired
you shired
they shired
Present Continuous
I am shiring
you are shiring
he/she/it is shiring
we are shiring
you are shiring
they are shiring
Present Perfect
I have shired
you have shired
he/she/it has shired
we have shired
you have shired
they have shired
Past Continuous
I was shiring
you were shiring
he/she/it was shiring
we were shiring
you were shiring
they were shiring
Past Perfect
I had shired
you had shired
he/she/it had shired
we had shired
you had shired
they had shired
Future
I will shire
you will shire
he/she/it will shire
we will shire
you will shire
they will shire
Future Perfect
I will have shired
you will have shired
he/she/it will have shired
we will have shired
you will have shired
they will have shired
Future Continuous
I will be shiring
you will be shiring
he/she/it will be shiring
we will be shiring
you will be shiring
they will be shiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shiring
you have been shiring
he/she/it has been shiring
we have been shiring
you have been shiring
they have been shiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shiring
you will have been shiring
he/she/it will have been shiring
we will have been shiring
you will have been shiring
they will have been shiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shiring
you had been shiring
he/she/it had been shiring
we had been shiring
you had been shiring
they had been shiring
Conditional
I would shire
you would shire
he/she/it would shire
we would shire
you would shire
they would shire
Past Conditional
I would have shired
you would have shired
he/she/it would have shired
we would have shired
you would have shired
they would have shired

Shire

A large workhorse developed in England, presumably from black and dun stocks that were being imported into Great Britain by the eleventh century.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shire - a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
county town, shire town - the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
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
2.Shire - British breed of large heavy draft horseshire - British breed of large heavy draft horse
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
Translations
GauShire Horse

shire

[ˈʃaɪəʳ]
A. N (Brit) → condado m
B. CPD shire horse Npercherón/ona m/f

shire

[ˈʃaɪər] n (British)
(= county) → comté m
(also shire horse) → cheval m de trait

shire

n (Brit old) → Grafschaft f

shire

[ˈʃaɪəʳ] n (Brit) → contea