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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun squire has 3 senses

Verb squire has 1 sense


squiren. [OF. esquierre, F. équerre. See Square, n.].
     A square; a measure; a rule.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
squiren. [Aphetic form of esquire.].
  •  A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See Esquire.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A male attendant on a great personage; also (Colloq.), a devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A title of office and courtesy. See under Esquire.  [1913 Webster]
squirev. t. 
  •  To attend as a squire.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady.  Goldsmith.  [1913 Webster]


squire, n. & v.
1 a country gentleman, esp. the chief landowner in a country district.
2 hist. a knight's attendant.
3 Brit. colloq. a jocular form of address to a man.
4 US a magistrate or lawyer.
5 Austral. a young snapper fish.
--v.tr. (of a man) attend upon or escort (a woman).

squiredom n. squirehood n. squirelet n. squireling n. squirely adj. squireship n.
ME f. OF esquier ESQUIRE



Brahman, Casanova, Don Juan, Ganymede, Hebe, Lothario, Romeo, accompany, address, airline hostess, airline stewardess, amoroso, archduke, aristocrat, armiger, attend, attendant, baron, baronet, batman, beau, bellboy, bellhop, bellman, beneficiary, blue blood, bodyguard, bootblack, boots, boyfriend, caballero, cabin boy, caddie, cavalier, cavaliere servente, cestui, cestui que trust, cestui que use, chaperon, chase, chore boy, companion, conduct, conductor, convoy, copyboy, count, court, cupbearer, daimio, deedholder, duenna, duke, earl, errand boy, errand girl, escort, esquire, fellow, fellow traveler, feoffee, feudatory, flame, follow, footboy, gallant, gentleman, gigolo, go with, gofer, grand duke, grandee, guard, guide, hidalgo, hostess, householder, inamorato, lace-curtain, lady-killer, laird, landgrave, landholder, landlady, landlord, landowner, lay siege to, lead, lord, lordling, love-maker, magnate, magnifico, make suit to, man, margrave, marquis, marshal, master, mesne, mesne lord, mistress, necker, noble, nobleman, office boy, office girl, old man, optimate, orderly, owner, page, palsgrave, patrician, pay attention to, pay court to, peer, petter, philanderer, proprietary, proprietor, proprietress, proprietrix, pursue, rentier, safe-conduct, seducer, seigneur, seignior, serenade, sheik, shepherd, silk-stocking, spark, steward, stewardess, sue, sugar daddy, swain, sweetheart, swell, take, take out, tender, thoroughbred, titleholder, trainbearer, upper-cruster, usher, viscount, wait on, waldgrave, woo, yeoman, young man




VB aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid, come to the aid, of, contribute, subscribe to, bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, afford aid, supply aid, give a helping hand, stretch a hand, lend a helping hand, lend a hand, bear a helping hand, hold out a hand, hold out a helping hand, give one a life, give one a cast, give one a turn, take by the hand, take in tow, help a lame dog over a stile, lend wings to, relieve, rescue, set up, set agoing, set on one's legs, bear through, pull through, give new life to, be the making of, reinforce, reenforce, recruit, set forward, put forward, push forward, give a lift, give a shove, give an impulse to, promote, further, forward, advance expedite, speed, quicken, hasten, support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster, cradle, nourish, nurture, nurse, dry nurse, suckle, put out to nurse, manure, cultivate, force, foster, cherish, foment, feed the flame, fan the flame, serve, do service to, tender to, pander to, administer to, subminister to, minister to, tend, attend, wait on, take care of, entertain, smooth the bed of death, oblige, accommodate, consult the wishes of, humor, cheer, encourage, second, stand by, back, back up, pay the piper, abet, work for, make interest for, stick up for, take up the cudgels for, take up the cause of, espouse the cause of, adopt the cause of, advocate, beat up for recruits, press into the service, squire, give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronize, lend oneself to, lend one's countenance to, smile upon, shine upon, favor, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners of, side with, be of use to, subserve, benefit, render a service, conduce.


N servant, subject, liegeman, servant, retainer, follower, henchman, servitor, domestic, menial, help, lady help, employe, attache, official, retinue, suite, cortege, staff, court, attendant, squire, usher, page, donzel, footboy, train bearer, cup bearer, waiter, lapster, butler, livery servant, lackey, footman, flunky, flunkey, valet, valet de chambre, equerry, groom, jockey, hostler, ostler, tiger, orderly, messenger, cad, gillie, herdsman, swineherd, barkeeper, bartender, bell boy, boots, boy, counterjumper, khansamah, khansaman, khitmutgar, yardman, bailiff, castellan, seneschal, chamberlain, major-domo, groom of the chambers, secretary, under secretary, assistant secretary, clerk, subsidiary, agent, subaltern, underling, understrapper, man, maid, maidservant, handmaid, confidente, lady's maid, abigail, soubrette, amah, biddy, nurse, bonne, ayah, nursemaid, nursery maid, house maid, parlor maid, waiting maid, chamber maid, kitchen maid, scullery maid, femme de chambre, femme fille, camarista, chef de cuisine, cordon bleu, cook, scullion, Cinderella, potwalloper, maid of all work, servant of all work, laundress, bedmaker, journeyman, charwoman, bearer, chokra, gyp (Cambridge), hamal, scout (Oxford), serf, vassal, slave, negro, helot, bondsman, bondswoman, bondslave, ame damnee, odalisque, ryot, adscriptus gleboe, villian, villein, beadsman, bedesman, sizar, pensioner, pensionary, client, dependant, dependent, hanger on, satellite, parasite, led captain, protege, ward, hireling, mercenary, puppet, tool, creature, badge of slavery, bonds, in the train of, in one's pay, in one's employ, at one's call, in bonds.

VB serve, wait upon, attend upon, dance attendance upon, pin oneself upon, squire, tend, hang on the sleeve of, chore.


N nobility, rank, condition, distinction, optimacy, blood, pur sang, birth, high descent, order, quality, gentility, blue blood of Castile, ancien regime, high life, haute monde, upper classes, upper ten thousand, the four hundred, elite, aristocracy, great folks, fashionable world, peer, peerage, house of lords, house of peers, lords, lords temporal and spiritual, noblesse, noble, nobleman, lord, lordling, grandee, magnifico, hidalgo, daimio, daimyo, samurai, shizoku, don, donship, aristocrat, swell, three- tailed bashaw, gentleman, squire, squireen, patrician, laureate, gentry, gentlefolk, squirarchy, better sort magnates, primates, optimates, pantisocracy, king, atheling, prince, duke, marquis, marquisate, earl, viscount, baron, thane, banneret, baronet, baronetcy, knight, knighthood, count, armiger, laird, signior, seignior, esquire, boyar, margrave, vavasour, emir, ameer, scherif, sharif, effendi, wali, sahib, chevalier, maharaja, nawab, palsgrave, pasha, rajah, waldgrave, princess, begum, duchess, marchioness, countess, lady, dame, memsahib, Do$a, maharani, rani, personage of distinction, man of distinction, personage of rank, man of rank, personage of mark, man of mark, notables, notabilities, celebrity, bigwig, magnate, great man, star, superstar, big bug, big gun, great gun, gilded rooster, magni nominis umbra, every inch a king, noble, exalted, of rank, princely, titled, patrician, aristocratic, high-, well-born, of gentle blood, genteel, comme il faut, gentlemanlike, courtly, highly respectable, in high quarters, Adel sitzt im Gemuthe nicht im Gebluete, adelig und edel sind zweierlei, noblesse oblige.

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