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sirenoun [C]

uk   /saɪər/  us   /saɪr/

sire noun [C] (FATHER)

sire noun [C] (KING)

old use used as a form of address to a king: I will serve you always, sire.

sireverb [T]

uk   /saɪər/  us   /saɪr/
to become the male parent of an animal or the father of a child: The foal was sired by a cup-winning racehorse.old use or humorous At the age of 70, he married a much younger woman and went on to sire two more children.
Translations of “sire”
in Chinese (Traditional) 父親, 雄性種獸, (尤指)種馬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 父亲, 雄性种兽, (尤指)种马…
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