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Yes. The word sire is a Scrabble US word. The word sire is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word sire is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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Valid words made from Sire

You can make 19 words from 'sire' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'sire'

IRES 4REIS 4
RISE 4SEIR 4
SIRE 4 

3 letters words from 'sire'

ERS 3IRE 3
REI 3RES 3
SEI 3SER 3
SIR 3SRI 3

2 letters words from 'sire'

ER 2ES 2
IS 2RE 2
SI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of sire

sire isre srie rsie irse rise sier iser seir esir iesr eisr srei rsei seri esri resi ersi ires ries iers eirs reis eris

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word sire. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in sire.

Definitions and meaning of sire

sire

Etymology

From Middle English sire, from Old French sire, the nominative singular of seignor; from Latin senior, from senex. Doublet of senior, seigneur, seignior, sir, and monsieur.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /saɪə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)

Noun

sire (plural sires)

  1. A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively: formerly in speaking to elders and superiors, later only when addressing a sovereign.
  2. A male animal; a stud, especially a horse or dog, that has fathered another.
  3. (obsolete) A father; the head of a family; the husband.
  4. (obsolete) A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
    • 1821, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonais
      [He] was the sire of an immortal strain.

Translations

Verb

sire (third-person singular simple present sires, present participle siring, simple past and past participle sired)

  1. (transitive, of a male) to procreate; to father, beget, impregnate.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 6:
      In these travels, my father sired thirteen children in all, four boys and nine girls.

Translations

Anagrams

  • EIRs, Eris, Iser, SIer, Seri, eirs, ires, reis, rise

Danish

Etymology

From German zieren.

Verb

sire

  1. (archaic) adorn
  2. (archaic, by extension, especially in the passive participle) endow with a favorable quality

Derived terms

  • vansire

References

  • “sire” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

French

Etymology

From Old French sire (nominative form), from Vulgar Latin *seior (used as a term of address), a contracted form of Latin senior (compare French seigneur, derived from the accusative form), perhaps influenced by maior. Doublet of senior.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /siʁ/
  • Rhymes: -iʁ
  • Homophones: cire, cirent, cires, sires

Noun

sire m (plural sires)

  1. (obsolete) sire (term of respect)
  2. (obsolete) lord

Derived terms

  • triste sire

Related terms

  • monsieur
  • seigneur

Further reading

  • “sire” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • ries

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from Old French sire. See also sere. Doublet of signore.

Noun

sire m (invariable)

  1. king, monarch
    only when addressing a sovereign

Synonyms

  • re, sovrano, monarca, maestà

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • sir, sirre, syre, syr, seere, ser, sure, sore

Etymology

From Old French sire, nominative singular of seignor, from Latin senior. Doublet of senyour.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsiːr(ə)/, /ˈsir(ə)/

Noun

sire (plural sires)

  1. Used preceding the name or title of a knight, noble, or cleric.
  2. A respectful term of address for a noble or gentleman.
  3. A noble or lord; one of high station.
  4. A husband as the head of a household.
  5. A father as one's progenitor.

Descendants

  • English: sir; sire
  • Scots: sir; sire

References

  • “sī̆r(e, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Old French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsi.rə/

Noun

sire m

  1. nominative singular of sieur

Pali

Alternative forms

Noun

sire

  1. locative singular of siras

Serbo-Croatian

Verb

sire (Cyrillic spelling сире)

  1. third-person plural present of siriti

Slovene

Noun

sire

  1. accusative plural of sir

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SIRCAR, (Urdu) the state or government; the authorities.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)