- 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
How to use sire in a sentence
The ability to freeze bull semen contributed to an intensification of reproduction, making it possible to get thousands rather than dozens of calves from each sire.The secret weapon for distributing a potential covid-19 vaccine|Joanna Radin|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
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.
She's a beauty, gentlemen, sired by the famous Potiphar who won the Epsom Handicap and no end of minor stakes.Boyhood in Norway|Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Sired by a hurricane, dam'd by an earthquake, half-brother to the cholera, nearly related to the small-pox on the mother's side!Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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
Nor was she shooting wholly in the dark; Harky himself did not believe that Duckfoot had been sired by a duck.The Duck-footed Hound|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Now no one who loves Belloc can paddle in Rabelais without seeing that he, too, was sired from Chinon.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley