Origin of shire
OTHER WORDS FROM shiresubshire, nounun·der·shire, noun
Words nearby shire
Other definitions for shire (2 of 3)
Origin of Shire
Other definitions for shire (3 of 3)
How to use shire in a sentence
It’s a difference not unlike finding yourself out on a near endless steppe, as opposed to being nestled in the shires and villages of a densely packed land.A Wrinkle in Nature Could Lead to Alien Life - Issue 99: Universality|Caleb Scharf|April 21, 2021|Nautilus
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.
A quiet, staunch, useful man in shire and church and all the relations of life, and "as good as they make 'em."Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
In 1774 he was chosen knight of the shire for Berkshire, and his conduct in parliament was perfectly independent.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
British Dictionary definitions for shire (1 of 3)
- one of the British counties
- (in combination)Yorkshire