Simple Definition of shire
: a county in England
: a type of tall, strong horse used for pulling heavy loads
Full Definition of shire
1 : an administrative subdivision; especially : a county in England
2 : any of an old breed of large heavy draft horses of British origin having heavily feathered legs
Origin of shire
Middle English, from Old English scīr office, shire; akin to Old High German scīra care
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of Shire
river 250 miles (400 kilometers) S Malawi & cen Mozambique flowing from Lake Malawi S into the Zambezi
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