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sire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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siresire1 /saɪə $ saɪr/ noun  1 old usePGOTALK TO somebody used when speaking to a king The people await you, sire.2 [countable usually singular]HBA the father of a four-legged animal, especially a horse
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sireBut Rahy has made a bigger impact as a sire.Torrey was also a very good sire, producing many excellent offspring.On his sword was the rune of Khaine, a reference to the blade wielded by his mighty sire Aenarion.This was achieved by three potent sires.Its main role is as a terminal sire for suckler herds or as a beef sire for dairy herds.The sire is one of the country's top Thoroughbred stallions and his sire was the great Nijinsky.
siresire2 verb [transitive]  1 TAto be the father of an animal, especially a horse or dog a stallion that has sired several race winners2 old-fashionedSEX/HAVE SEX WITH to be the father of a child Sam sired eight children.→ See Verb table
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sireIn many societies the father has no special responsibility to support the specific children he sires.He went on to sire a dozen children, and they all grew up to be musically talented as well.Augustine kept a mistress and sired a son out of wedlock.By the time he was twenty Rasputin had married a local girl and before long had sired four children.Impressionism begat post-impressionism, which begat cubism, which sired futurism, expressionism and all manner of errant abstractions.He's very old, and has sired nineteen sons on various women.Stallions who run well on off-tracks tend to sire offspring that do the same.The stallion has sired several race winners.
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Verb table
sire
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysiresires
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysired
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Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sired
he, she, ithas sired
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sired
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sire
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sired
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam siring
he, she, itis siring
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you, we, theyare siring
Past
I, he, she, itwas siring
you, we, theywere siring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been siring
he, she, ithas been siring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been siring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be siring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been siring
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