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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sire /ˈsaɪr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sire /ˈsaɪ(ə)r/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sire n.
 1. A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir. [Obs.]
 Pain and distress, sickness and ire,
 And melancholy that angry sire,
 Be of her palace senators.   --Rom. of R.
 2. A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.
 3. A father; the head of a family; the husband.
    Jankin thet was our sire [i.e., husband].   --Chaucer.
    And raise his issue, like a loving sire.   --Shak.
 4. A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
    [He] was the sire of an immortal strain.   --Shelley.
 5. The male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire.
 Note:Sire is often used in composition; as in grandsire, grandfather; great-grandsire, great-grandfather.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sired p. pr. & vb. n. Siring.] To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of stallions.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and
      2: the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"
         [syn: forefather, father]
      3: male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such
         as a horse
      v : make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father
          children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get,
          engender, father, mother, generate, bring forth]