Meaning of shire

shire

Pronunciation: (shīr), [key]
— n.
  1. one of the counties of Great Britain.
  2. the counties in the Midlands in which hunting is especially popular.

Shire

Pronunciation: (shīr), [key]
— n.
  1. one of an English breed of large, strong draft horses having a usually brown or bay coat with white markings.

Shi•ré

Pronunciation: (shē'rā), [key]
— n.
  1. a river in SE Africa, flowing S from Lake Malawi to the Zambezi River. 370 mi. (596 km) long.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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