- a father or forefather.
- a person of importance or in a position of authority, as a lord.
verb (used with object), sired, sir·ing.
Words nearby sire
Origin of sire
OTHER WORDS FROM siresire·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for sire
Sire, I have been guilty of a great fault; nay, more than a great fault, a great crime.Ten Years Later|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Sire, his offence—if offence it be— arose from the affection he bears me, and from no worse cause.The Blue Pavilions|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
"But she is not on the floor above us, sire; she is upon the same floor as we are," insisted the old man, hesitating.The Mad King|Edgar Rice Burroughs
Sire, you have not behaved towards me as a gentleman should.The Queen's Necklace|Alexandre Dumas pre
Sire, I am a few hours behindhand, but I hope to be forgiven when your Majesty hears the reasons for the delay.The Royal Life Guard|Alexander Dumas (pere)