Definition of squire in English:
- We know that he was born into a family of high standing in France and he describes himself as a squire, certainly suggesting that his family were wealthy landowners.
- Black portrays Roosevelt as a patrician country squire who harbored a strong social conscience and a prejudice against the new industrial rich.
- In the past, stag hunting had been the preserve of the aristocracy and small-scale hare and fox hunting that of the country squires.
- ‘You've cost us a place in the final, squire.’
- We haven't verified that it works, and if you want to mess around with your Windows Registry, as it suggests, that's your own affair and nothing to do with us, squire.
- So it seems that your working career, squire, is very much tied up with the World Club Championship bid from the Wolves.
- The next day, if he had passed the test, Olivier would be knighted, along with many other squires attending knights gathered here in Kazkraby for the tournament that always followed a meeting of the Council.
- The group was almost always together, except when the squires had to leave the pages to practice weapons with an advanced swordsman, or do their chores given to last-year squires.
- If you survive being a page, and can stand being a squire, and pass the test of knighthood, then, and only then, will you be worthy of the title of a knight.
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- Surely, some Light Colonel with a busted marriage could be convinced to squire her around town while he waits out his retirement papers.
- A year ago he was everywhere, slick of hair and sharp of suit, squiring Jennifer Lopez to all the best parties.
- In the absence of the editor, Mark Douglas - Home, she was squired around by deputy Kevin McKenna, resplendent in a Hugo Boss suit.
- He's squired some of the world's most beautiful women.
- Andy finds time to squire a few pretty ladies around, too, and even his motherly Aunt Bee dallies with romance this season.
- Untroubled by self-doubts and consistently successful, he is portrayed as having squired and bedded numerous women.
- Example sentences
- The whole place seemed a maze to me, and I could not imagine how Liam navigated them, even though he had lived here from birth, with the exception of the time that he served his squiredom.
- The end of the period of squiredom is often celebrated with a feast organized by the family of the squire or by the Tutor Knight himself.
- Wealthy and more or less contented, O'Hara settled into a life of uxorious country squiredom, first in Quogue, on Long Island, and then in Princeton.
- Example sentences
- During your squireship you are expected to make a name for yourself.
- Having just ended his squireship, Mieric has decided to seek his fortune and travel - wanting to experience for himself the wonders of his uncle's tales.
- During the period of squireship, the knight imparts his knowledge of combat law, technique, arms and armor to his squire.
esquire from Late Middle English:
An esquire was originally a young man of gentle birth, who attended a knight. Esquire comes from an Old French word which means ‘shield bearer’ and comes from Latin scutum ‘shield’. Squire is really the same word. Esquire later came to refer to a man belonging to the higher order of English gentry, below a knight, and from there became a polite title added to the name of a man, at first only one regarded as a ‘gentleman’.
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