Shire

  • 1 Shire — Shire, n. [AS. sc[=i]re, sc[=i]r, a division, province, county. Cf. {Sheriff}.] 1. A portion of Great Britain originally under the supervision of an earl; a territorial division, usually identical with a county, but sometimes limited to a smaller …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Shire — steht für: Shire (Verwaltungseinheit), Verwaltungseinheit im angelsächsischen Raum Shire (Fluss), Fluss in Afrika Shire Hochland, Hochland in Afrika Shire Horse, Pferderasse Shire Pharmaceuticals, britisches Pharmaunternehmen Shire ist der… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 Shire — • Vicariate apostolic in Nyassaland Protectorate, Africa Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Shire     Shire     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 4 Shire B&B — (Верверсхоф,Нидерланды) Категория отеля: Адрес: De Gouw 8, 1693 DC Верверсхоф, Нидерланды …

    Каталог отелей

  • 5 shire — ● shire nom masculin (anglais shire) Division territoriale des îles Britanniques …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 6 shire — [ʃaıə US ʃaır] n 1.) the shires also the shire counties counties in England that mostly consist of country areas 2.) BrE old use a ↑county …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 Shire — [ ʃaiə] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. shire (horse)> der größten u. schwersten engl. Kaltblutrasse angehörendes Arbeitspferd …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 8 shire — O.E. scir administrative office or district, from P.Gmc. *skizo (Cf. O.H.G. scira care, official charge ). Ousted since 14c. by Anglo Fr. COUNTY (Cf. county) (q.v.). The gentrified sense is from The Shires (1796), used by people in other parts of …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 shire — In England, the shires are traditionally the old foxhunting areas of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and the former county of Rutland. Since the reorganization of local government in 1972 and 1986 the term shire county has been applied to the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 shire — [shīr] n. [ME < OE scir, office, charge, akin to OHG scīra, official charge] 1. any of the former districts or regions in Great Britain 2. any of the counties of England, esp. one with a name ending in shire 3. any of a breed of large,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Shire [1] — Shire (engl., spr. Schihr), Grafschaft, welcher ein Sheriff (s.d. 2) vorsteht; wird den Hauptnamen angehängt, z.B. Devonshire, Yorkshire etc., entspricht vollständig der County (s.d.), vgl. England S. 703, Großbritannien S. 677 …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Shire [2] — Shire, Nebenfluß des Zambese in Südafrika, kommt aus dem Njandjasee, bildet mehrere Katarakten u. ist in seinem Unterlaufe schiffbar …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 Shire — (spr. schair, in Zusammensetzungen dagegen schĭr: vom sächs. sciran, trennen), in England seit dem 8. Jahrh. Bezeichnung für die allmählich entstandenen Unterabteilungen der angelsächsischen Königreiche, später auch in Schottland eingeführt und… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 Shire — (spr. scheir, in Zusammensetzungen schir), s.v.w. Grafschaft, den Eigennamen angehängt …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 15 Shire — (schihr), engl., Grafschaft, wird dem Eigennamen angehängt z.B. York , Devon , Somerset S. etc., s. Bd. III. S. 162 …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 16 shire — [ ʃaır ] noun count a COUNTY in the U.K.. This word is used in the names of some U.K. counties: Hampshire …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 shire — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a county, especially in England. 2) (the Shires) the parts of England regarded as strongholds of traditional rural culture, especially the rural Midlands. 3) a medieval administrative district ruled jointly by an alderman and a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 Shire — [shē′re] river in SE Africa, flowing from Lake Malawi south into the Zambezi: c. 250 mi (402 km) …

    English World dictionary

  • 19 shire — ab·er·deen·shire; ar·gyll·shire; banff·shire; bed·ford·shire; ber·wick·shire; breck·nock·shire; buck·ing·ham·shire; bute·shire; caer·nar·von·shire; cam·bridge·shire; car·di·gan·shire; car·mar·then·shire; clack·man·nan·shire; den·bigh·shire;… …

    English syllables

  • 20 Shire — A shire is an administrative division of Great Britain and Australia. The first shires were created by the Anglo Saxons in what is now central and southern England. Shires were controlled by a royal official known as a shire reeve or sheriff.… …

    Wikipedia