• WordNet 3.6
    • v sire make children "Abraham begot Isaac","Men often father children but don't recognize them"
    • n sire male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse
    • n sire the founder of a family "keep the faith of our forefathers"
    • n sire a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sire A creator; a maker; an author; an originator. "He] was the sire of an immortal strain."
    • Sire A father; the head of a family; the husband. "Jankin thet was our sire i.e., husband].""And raise his issue, like a loving sire ."
    • Sire A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir. "Pain and distress, sickness and ire,
      And melancholy that angry sire ,
      Be of her palace senators."
    • Sire A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.
    • Sire The male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire .
    • v. t Sire To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of stallions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sire A master; a lord; hence, a personage of importance; an esquire; a gentleman.
    • n sire Master; lord; my lord: a respectful and formal title of address, used formerly to men of superior rank, position, or age, especially to a prince. (See sir.) Sire is or has been in present or recent use only in addressing a king or other sovereign prince.
    • n sire The master of a house; goodman; husband.
    • n sire An old person; an elder.
    • n sire A father; an ancestor; a progenitor: used also in composition: as, grandsire; great-grandsire.
    • n sire The male parent of a beast: used especially of stallions, but also of bulls, dogs, and other domestic animals: generally with dam as the female parent.
    • n sire A breed; a growth: as, a good sire of pigs, or of cabbages.
    • sire To beget; procreate: used now chiefly of beasts, and especially of stallions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sire sīr one in the place of a father, as a sovereign: an elder, a progenitor: the male parent of a beast, esp. of a horse:
    • v.t Sire to beget, used of animals
    • n Sire sīr (pl.) ancestors (poetry)
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  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    “O Time and change! -- with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!”
  • Nicholas Boileau
    “If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. sire, originally, an older person. See Sir
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

It is said that the progenitor or most important sire of this race was imported from Andalusia by Governor Robinson.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
Brings he glad tidings of thy Sire's approach Homeward?
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
How far shall I let him go, Sire?
"The Unnecessary Man" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Sire, your treasury is empty.
"The Cycle of Spring" by Rabindranath Tagore
For know that Poseidon is my sire.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
Let her bring from the chamber her many-toned lyre, And sing us a song on the fall of her Sire.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
And I will flee far from this land of mine, And vow that Birkabeyn was ne'er my sire!
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
In order to be certain of a satisfactory result, the dam should in every respect be equal to the sire.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
But, sire, forgive me if I doubt this fierce resistance.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
The son of his courageous sire (whom he equally admired and feared) had learned to play the game of bluff.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown

In poetry:

Stedfast she gazed upon his fire,
Still her destroyer and her sire!
As if to his her soul of flame
Had flown already whence it came;
"The Phoenix" by George Darley
Whatever gift thou dost desire,
Or grace, or virtue, ask thy Sire —
And God, when ask'd, will freely grant,
Whatever thou dost truly want.
"Mr. Prichard's Advice To His Son Samuel" by Rees Prichard
Then through the gateway open'd wide
They take their winding way—
Sire, mother, bridegroom, and sweet bride,
Youth, maid, and children gay.
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson
Here sleeps he now, alone;—not one
Of all the kings whose crowns he gave,
Nor sire, nor brother, wife, nor son,
Hath ever seen or sought his grave.
"The Exile At Rest" by John Pierpont
Our lives in virtuous actions we must spend,
And do whate'er is pleasing in his sight,
E'er we unto the dreary grave descend;
If we wou'd serve our heavenly Sire aright.
"Advice To Serve God" by Rees Prichard
That he thy mind may with his wisdom guide,
His Holy Spirit of thy God desire,
To teach thee, how thou may'st thy wealth divide,
As is most pleasing to thy heav'nly Sire.
"An Admonition To A Sick Person, To Make His Will In Time, And To Dispose Of His Effects In The Fear " by Rees Prichard

In news:

MH Supremo, owned by Chester and Anne Prince, wins the first WCHA Get-of- Sire class at the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show.
News flashes Durham's Delta Rae signs to Sire Records.
Sire summaries are released next week.
Where to go for Dairy Sire Summary Information.
The 2010 Top Sire & Dams of All Breeds.
The 2010 Top Sire of All Breeds The Great Dane Ch.
Durham's Delta Rae signs to Sire Records.
No siree , say stylists.
Grade I winner and sire Indian Charlie, one of 4 winners produced from Soviet Sojourn .
Sire information was not available for 52 animals.
Chance to win cash prizes for picking leading freshman sires in 2011.
Spellbinder Sires First Winner.
Aphex twin rhubarb selected ambient works vol 2 sire.
Bali fathered two cubs at the Tacoma zoo and sired three other cubs earlier at the San Francisco zoo.
Livermore , sire of nine millionaires and six champions, has been pensioned at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.

In science:

Sire, Survival probability of a gaussian nonmarkovian process: application to the T = 0 dynamics of the Ising model, Phys.
Statistical Behavior Of Domain Systems
In this analogy, the model of selfgravitating Langevin particles introduced by Chavanis & Sire also provides a generalized Keller-Segel model of chemotaxis taking into account anomalous diffusion (the application of this model to chemotaxis has been emphasized in ).
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
These models have been introduced by Chavanis & Sire .
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
Sire Generalized fronts for one-dimensional reactiondiffusion equations, Disc.
Generalized transition waves and their properties
Case II : T is an indecomposable SI–ring which is either Artinian or a V–ring.
On Artinian Rings with Restricted Class of Injectivity Domains