verb (used with object), es·quired, es·quir·ing.
Origin of esquire
Examples from the Web for esquire
“[I]ndeed, the Civil War was more or less administered from there,” an Esquire review asserts.
Over the years, Crawford has been largely silent, speaking out only for an as-told-to obituary to Houston published in Esquire.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It really sucks to be in your younger twenties,” Colfer told Esquire.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer|Oliver Jones|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wrote about their time together for the April 1982 issue of Esquire (and the piece appears here with the author's permission).Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This gives Nagrani greater satisfaction than to have Esquire last year crown his socks “the best in the world”.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, he is said to have been esquire at one time to the Earl of Arundel.Owen Glyndwr and the Last Struggle for Welsh Independence|Arthur Granville Bradley
Leaving behind her esquire, who was not yet armed, she went down.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
When all were seated the sergeant-at-arms made proclamation, and called upon Warren Hastings, Esquire, to appear in court.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The outside of the letter was superscribed as the other, "F. Levison, Esquire," no doubt with a view to its more certain delivery.East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
Passedix paid the bill and left the wine shop, flanked by his page and his esquire.The Bath Keepers, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume VIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
Word Origin for esquire
late 14c., from Middle French esquier "squire," literally "shield-bearer" (for a knight), from Old French escuyer, from Vulgar Latin scutarius "shield-bearer, guardsman" (in classical Latin, "shield-maker"), from scutum "shield" (see hide (n.1)).
For initial e-, see especial. Cf. squire. Originally the feudal rank below knight, sense broadened 16c. to a general title of courtesy or respect for the educated class, especially, later, in U.S., for lawyers.