- a father or forefather.
- a person of importance or in a position of authority, as a lord.
Origin of sire
OTHER WORDS FROM siresireless, adjective
Words nearby sire
How to use sire in a sentence
One child between three and four was convulsed at the sight of his baby bib fastened round the neck of his bearded sire.Children's Ways|James Sully
It was he who deserved punishment—not the sufferer with his calamities imposed upon him by his erring sire.
Sire, blood drawn improves the complexion, so mine ought to be good this morning.
Infinitely better, sire; I feel quite joyous, and disposed for happiness and pleasure.
I doubt it, sire, and I advise you to send away this libertine St. Luc, who is resolved not to amend.