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squire

squire

 
pronunciation:
skwaIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an English country gentleman.
definition 2: formerly, a young nobleman who served as a knight's attendant.
definition 3: a man who escorts a woman socially.
definition 4: a title sometimes applied to a rural U.S. judge or prominent lawyer.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: squired, squires, squiring
definition 1: to escort (a woman), as to a grand social occasion.
definition 2: to serve (someone) in attendance as a squire.
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