verb (used with object), squired, squir·ing.
Origin of squire
Examples from the Web for squire
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 13, 2013
Historical Examples of squire
He made his way to the house of Squire Paine, and, after a brief pause, was admitted.Brave and Bold
His guns, dogs, and horses, were the things the squire held most dear.
"Nay, I had other things upon my mind," the squire answered.
"As empty as an English squire, coz," cried the first speaker.
I see that your squire's eyes are starting from his head like a trussed crab.
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.