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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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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:
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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
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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
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sire

[saɪəʳ]
1. vt (Zool) (old) (child) → generare
2. n
a. (old) (to king) yes, siresì, maestà; (father) → padre m
b. (Zool) → padre m
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