sire


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sire \Sire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sired; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Siring.]
   To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of
   stallions.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sire \Sire\, n. [F. sire, originally, an older person. See
   Sir.]
   1. A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir.
      [Obs.]
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            Pain and distress, sickness and ire,
            And melancholy that angry sire,
            Be of her palace senators.            --Rom. of R.
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   2. A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders
      and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.
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   3. A father; the head of a family; the husband.
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            Jankin thet was our sire [i.e., husband]. --Chaucer.
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            And raise his issue, like a loving sire. --Shak.
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   4. A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
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            [He] was the sire of an immortal strain. --Shelley.
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   5. The male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to
      horses; as, the horse had a good sire.
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   Note: Sire is often used in composition; as in grandsire,
         grandfather; great-grandsire, great-grandfather.
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