- a father or forefather.
- a person of importance or in a position of authority, as a lord.
verb (used with object), sired, sir·ing.
Origin of sire
Examples from the Web for sired
Laffer has sired a prodigious number of children, six of them.
And yes, he lied one more time after being caught by a tabloid photographer with said woman and the child he sired.
That great being who sired our glorious country, is yet to come again.The Corner House Girls in a Play|Grace Brooks Hill
She was sired by the favorite racer of the Marquis de Lafayette, and has been damned by everybody attempting to drive her.The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1|Robert H. Newell
Now no one who loves Belloc can paddle in Rabelais without seeing that he, too, was sired from Chinon.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
Yet the same old New England stock that sired their ancestors produced my father's fathers.
Wombwell Rattler, a rattling good one with a softish coat who sired Mr. Offerman's well known crack Ch.The Airedale|Williams Haynes
Word Origin for sire
c.1200, title placed before a name and denoting knighthood, from Old French sire "lord (appellation), sire, my lord," from Vulgar Latin *seior, from Latin senior "older, elder" (see senior (adj.)). Standing alone and meaning "your majesty" it is attested from early 13c. General sense of "important elderly man" is from mid-14c.; that of "father, male parent" is from mid-13c.
"to beget, to be the sire of," 1610s, from sire (n.). Used chiefly of beasts, especially of stallions. Related: Sired; siring.