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Meaning of sire

sire

Pronunciation: (sīr), [key]
— n., v., sired, sir•ing.
—n.
  1. the male parent of a quadruped.
  2. a respectful term of address, now used only to a male sovereign.
    1. a father or forefather.
    2. a person of importance or in a position of authority, as a lord.
—v.t.
  1. to beget; procreate as the father.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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