What is another word for sire?

Pronunciation: [sˈa͡ɪ͡ə] (IPA)

Sire is a formal word for the male parent of an animal or a person. It can also refer to an informal way of addressing a respectful address to a king or royalty. However, there are various synonyms for the word sire that can be used in different contexts. Some of the synonyms for sire are father, dad, papa, daddy, pop, old man, and begetter. Additionally, words such as ruler, monarch, king, emperor, and potentate can also be used as synonyms for sire, in the context of addressing the king or queen with respect. Regardless of which synonym is used, the word sire conveys a sense of respect and formality.

Synonyms for Sire:

What are the paraphrases for Sire?

Paraphrases are restatements of text or speech using different words and phrasing to convey the same meaning.
Paraphrases are highlighted according to their relevancy:
- highest relevancy
- medium relevancy
- lowest relevancy

What are the hypernyms for Sire?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Sire?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for sire?

The word "sire" generally means "to father" or "to give birth to." Antonyms for "sire" include "orphan," "childless," "barren," "sterile," and "infertile." An orphan is someone who has lost their parent/s and has no father figure. Childless means without any offspring, whether by choice or not. Barren refers to the inability to conceive, while sterile means the incapacity to produce offspring. Infertile usually relates to the inability to conceive or serve as a parent. These antonyms are useful when contextualizing and describing situations that are the opposite of the typical fathering, giving birth, or reproductive process.

What are the antonyms for Sire?

Usage examples for Sire

Even if matters were not so bad as this, still "the yet-loved sire would make Confusion worse than death, and shake The pillars of domestic peace."
"A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'"
Alfred Gatty
Judge me not too harshly, sire, for I love thy daughter, and if thou wilt give thy consent to our marriage I will do all that becometh a man to deserve such treasure.
"Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis"
Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
"I am killed, sire," he replies; and, smiling, falls dead at the Emperor's feet.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Sire

  • Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
    Edna O'Brien
  • I have two children. I have a daughter 29, and a daughter four. They are 25 years apart, so you speak about generations and I must tell you, I have a philosophy and that is every 25 years I'm going to sire another child.
    Burt Ward
  • Man is an actor who plays various parts: First comes a boy, then out a lover starts; His garb is changed for, lo! a beggar?s rags; Then he?s a merchant with full money-bags; Anon, an aged sire, wrinkled and lean; At last Death drops the curtain on the scene.*
  • O Time and change! -- with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!
    John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Leave not thy nest, thy dam and sire, Fly back and sing amidst this choir.
    Anne Bradstreet

Word of the Day

Cortical Blindness
Cortical blindness is a term used to describe the loss of vision resulting from damage to the visual cortex of the brain. In contrast, the antonyms for cortical blindness refer to ...