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Definitions of squire

  1. To attened as a squire or gallant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. an English country landowner Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. A square; a measure; a rule. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See Esquire. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A male attendant on a great personage; also (Colloq.), a devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A title of office and courtesy. See under Esquire. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To attend as a squire. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To attend as a squire; colloquially, to attend as a gallant. See Esquire. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. (British) an English country landowner Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. young nobleman attendant on a knight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Formerly, a shield bearer or armor-bearer of a knight; a male attendant on a great person; a prominent citizen, as a title of respect; an English landholder of old standing: a shortened form of esquire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Short for ESQUIRE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Same as Esquire. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. An esquire; justice of the peace; lawyer or prominent citizen; attendant, as of a knight or of a lady. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A gentleman landlord or a country gentleman; a knights attendant; an esquire; a magistrate or lawyer; originally, according to Ruskin, a rider, a shield-bearer, and a carver. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A popular abbreviation of esquire, usually applied to a landed gentleman by his tenantry and others; an attendant on a noble warrior. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for squire

  1. " I think he's mad not to," declared the squire – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  2. He leaves home in company with his squire – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
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