sire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “sire” in the English Dictionary

"sire" in British English

See all translations

sirenoun [C]

uk   /saɪər/  us   /saɪr/
  • sire noun [C] (FATHER)

a ​maleparent of an ​animal, ​especially a ​horse
  • 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 ​maleparent 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.
(Definition of sire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sire" in American English

See all translations

sirenoun [C]

 us   /sɑɪər/
  • sire noun [C] (MALE PARENT)

the ​maleparent of an ​animal with four ​feet
  • sire noun [C] (KING)

old use used as a ​form of ​address to a ​king

sireverb [T]

 us   /sɑɪər/
  • sire verb [T] (BE MALE PARENT)

to be the ​maleparent of an ​animal: The ​largebaycolt was sired by Pleasant Colony.
(Definition of sire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 父亲, 雄性种兽, (尤指)种马…
in Chinese (Traditional) 父親, 雄性種獸, (尤指)種馬…
What is the pronunciation of sire?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“sire” in British English

Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More