sire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sire" in British English

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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

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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…
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