verb (used with object), squired, squir·ing.
- squinting modifier,
Origin of squire
Examples from the Web for squire
Seemingly sad beyond consolation, the widow begs the squire to finish her off the same way.Read This and Blush: Naughty Medieval French Tales|Yunte Huang|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Squire stood glumly hesitating, but with his eye on his son.Elizabeth's Campaign|Mrs. Humphrey Ward
"Ride into the town and see if there is a letter for me," said the squire.
"Good-day to 'e, squire," he had said, and that was pleasant to hear.Beyond The Rocks|Elinor Glyn
Word Origin for squire
late 13c., "young man who attends a knight," later "member of the landowning class ranking below a knight" (c.1300), from Old French esquier "squire," literally "shield carrier" (see esquire). Meaning "country gentleman, landed proprietor" is from 1670s; as a general term of address to a gentleman, it is attested from 1828.
"to attend (a lady) as a gallant," late 14c., from squire (n.). Related: Squired; squiring.