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1. shire

noun. ['ˈʃaɪr'] British breed of large heavy draft horse.

Synonyms

  • dray horse
  • shire horse
  • draft horse

Etymology

  • scir (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Shire

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2. shire

noun. ['ˈʃaɪr'] a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county.

Synonyms

  • territorial division
  • administrative division
  • administrative district
  • county town

Etymology

  • scir (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word shire


1. Noun, singular or mass
The office of sheriff dates to medieval England; the word is a shortened version of shire-reeve, the person responsible for maintaining order in the shire, the forerunner to modern-day counties.

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