Shiré

[ shee-rey ]
/ ˈʃi reɪ /

noun

a river in SE Africa, flowing S from Lake Malawi to the Zambezi River. 370 miles (596 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for shiré (1 of 3)

shire1
/ (ʃaɪə) /

noun

  1. one of the British counties
  2. (in combination)Yorkshire
(in Australia) a rural district having its own local council
the Midland counties of England, esp Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, famous for hunting, etc

Word Origin for shire

Old English scīr office; related to Old High German scīra business

British Dictionary definitions for shiré (2 of 3)

shire2
/ (ʃaɪə) /

verb

(tr) Ulster dialect to refresh or restlet me get my head shired

Word Origin for shire

from Old English scīr clear

British Dictionary definitions for shiré (3 of 3)

Shire

Shir

/ (ˈʃɪəreɪ) /

noun

a river in E central Africa, flowing from Lake Malawi through Malawi and Mozambique to the Zambezi. Length: 596 km (370 miles)
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