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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Sire

SIRE, noun [supra.]

1. A father; used in poetry. And raise his issue like a loving sire

2. The male parent of a beast; particularly used of horses; as, the horse had a good sire but a bad dam.

3. It is used in composition; as in grandsire, for grandfather; great grandsire, great grandfather.

SIRE, verb transitive To beget; to procreate; used of beasts.