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English noun: sire

1. sire (person) a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority


Broader (hypernym)Lord, noble, nobleman

2. sire (person) the founder of a family


SamplesKeep the faith of our forefathers.


Synonymsfather, forefather


Broader (hypernym)ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root


Narrower (hyponym)patriarch

3. sire (animal) male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as a horse


Broader (hypernym)male


English verb: sire

1. sire (body) make children


SamplesAbraham begot Isaac.
Men often father children but don't recognize them.


Synonymsbeget, bring forth, engender, father, generate, get, mother


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)create, make









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