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es·quire

 (ĕs′kwīr′, ĭ-skwīr′)
n.
1. A man or boy who is a member of the gentry in England ranking directly below a knight.
2. Abbr. Esq. Used as an honorific usually in its abbreviated form, especially after the name of an attorney or a consular officer: Jane Doe, Esq.; John Doe, Esq.
3. Chiefly British A barrister-at-law.
4. In medieval times, a candidate for knighthood who served a knight as an attendant and a shield bearer.
5. Archaic An English country gentleman; a squire.

[Middle English esquier, from Old French escuier, from Late Latin scūtārius, shield bearer, from Latin scūtum, shield; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

esquire

(ɪˈskwaɪə)
n
1. chiefly Brit a title of respect, usually abbreviated Esq, placed after a man's name
2. (Historical Terms) (in medieval times) the attendant and shield bearer of a knight, subsequently often knighted himself
3. rare a male escort
[C15: from Old French escuier, from Late Latin scūtārius shield bearer, from Latin scūtum shield]

es•quire

(ˈɛs kwaɪər, ɛˈskwaɪər)

n.
1. (cap.) a title of respect sometimes placed, esp. in its abbreviated form, after a man's surname in formal written address: in the U.S., chiefly applied to lawyers, women as well as men. Abbr.: Esq., Esqr.
3. a man belonging to the order of English gentry ranking next below a knight.
4. Archaic. squire (def. 1).
[1425–75; late Middle English esquier < Middle French escuier < Latin scūtārius shield bearer =scūt(um) shield + -ārius -ary]

esquire

- At its root, it means "shield bearer (in service to a knight)," from Latin scutarius.
See also related terms for knight.

esquire


Past participle: esquired
Gerund: esquiring

Imperative
esquire
esquire
Present
I esquire
you esquire
he/she/it esquires
we esquire
you esquire
they esquire
Preterite
I esquired
you esquired
he/she/it esquired
we esquired
you esquired
they esquired
Present Continuous
I am esquiring
you are esquiring
he/she/it is esquiring
we are esquiring
you are esquiring
they are esquiring
Present Perfect
I have esquired
you have esquired
he/she/it has esquired
we have esquired
you have esquired
they have esquired
Past Continuous
I was esquiring
you were esquiring
he/she/it was esquiring
we were esquiring
you were esquiring
they were esquiring
Past Perfect
I had esquired
you had esquired
he/she/it had esquired
we had esquired
you had esquired
they had esquired
Future
I will esquire
you will esquire
he/she/it will esquire
we will esquire
you will esquire
they will esquire
Future Perfect
I will have esquired
you will have esquired
he/she/it will have esquired
we will have esquired
you will have esquired
they will have esquired
Future Continuous
I will be esquiring
you will be esquiring
he/she/it will be esquiring
we will be esquiring
you will be esquiring
they will be esquiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been esquiring
you have been esquiring
he/she/it has been esquiring
we have been esquiring
you have been esquiring
they have been esquiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been esquiring
you will have been esquiring
he/she/it will have been esquiring
we will have been esquiring
you will have been esquiring
they will have been esquiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been esquiring
you had been esquiring
he/she/it had been esquiring
we had been esquiring
you had been esquiring
they had been esquiring
Conditional
I would esquire
you would esquire
he/she/it would esquire
we would esquire
you would esquire
they would esquire
Past Conditional
I would have esquired
you would have esquired
he/she/it would have esquired
we would have esquired
you would have esquired
they would have esquired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esquire - (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knightesquire - (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
England - a division of the United Kingdom
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
2.Esquire - a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name
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
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
Translations
esquire

esquire

[ɪsˈkwaɪəʳ] N (Brit) (on envelope) → Señor don
Colin Smith EsquireSr. D. Colin Smith

Esquire

[ɪˈskwaɪər] n
J. Brown, Esquire → Monsieur J. Brown

esquire

n (abbr Esq) (Brit: on envelope) als Titel nach dem Namen, wenn kein anderer Titel angegeben wird James Jones, EsqHerrn James Jones

esquire

[ɪsˈkwaɪəʳ] n Colin Smith EsquireEgregio Signor Colin Smith