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Origin of shire
OTHER WORDS FROM shiresubshire, nounun·der·shire, noun
Definition for shire (2 of 3)
Origin of Shire
Definition for shire (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for shire
Yes, they left out Tom Bombadil and the Scouring of the Shire.
How long it would be, even in the most favourable chance, before she should again enter the shire-hall!Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
He is once more upon Yorkshire ground; his horse's hoof beats once more the soil of that noble shire.
Stamford, and the tongue of Lincoln's fenny shire, upon which it is situated, were passed almost in a breath.
British Dictionary definitions for shire (1 of 3)
- one of the British counties
- (in combination)Yorkshire