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squire

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noun \ˈskwī(-ə)r\

Definition of squire

  1. 1 :  a shield bearer or armor bearer of a knight

  2. 2a :  a male attendant especially on a great personageb :  a man who devotedly attends a lady :  gallant

  3. 3a :  a member of the British gentry ranking below a knight and above a gentlemanb :  an owner of a country estate; especially :  the principal landowner in a village or districtc (1) :  justice of the peace (2) :  lawyer (3) :  judge

squirish

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Origin and Etymology of squire

Middle English squier, from Anglo-French esquier — more at esquire


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squire

verb

Definition of squire

squired

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squiring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attend as a squire :  escort

Examples of squire in a Sentence

  1. her father squired her to the dance to make sure she got there all right

First Known Use of squire

14th century


SQUIRE Defined for English Language Learners

squire

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noun

Definition of squire for English Language Learners

  • : a young man in the Middle Ages who helped a knight before eventually becoming a knight himself

  • : a man in the past in England who owned most of the land in a village or district in the country

  • —used to address a man whose name is unknown


SQUIRE Defined for Kids

squire

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noun \ˈskwīr\

Definition of squire for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who carries the shield or armor of a knight

  2. 2 :  1escort 1

  3. 3 :  an owner of a country estate



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