Sire - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsaɪər|  American pronunciation of the word sire
Brit.  |ˈsaɪə|  British pronunciation of the word sire


- a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
- the founder of a family (syn: father, forefather)
- male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse


- make (offspring) by reproduction (syn: beget, engender, father, generate, get, mother)


...his sire had been a renowned Wall Street lawyer...

...the revered sire of the impressionist movement in art...

The people await you, sire.

Sam sired eight children.

a stallion that has sired several race winners

He married three women and sired 15 children.

...the champion racehorse went on to sire a long line of winners...

nor silver-shedding tears could penetrate her uncompassionate sire

Word forms

I/you/we/they: sire
he/she/it: sires
present participle: siring
past tense: sired
past participle: sired
singular: sire
plural: sires
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