squire

  • 1 Squire — (englisch für „Schildknappe“) steht für: Schildknappe einen Titel im britischen niederen Adel, siehe Gentry Squire Car, ehemaliger britischer Automobilhersteller Squire (Auto Sport Importers), ehemalige amerikanische Automarke Squire ist der… …

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  • 2 SQUIRE — Nom donné de plus en plus fréquemment, à partir du XVIIIe siècle, aux membres de la gentry anglaise. Le squire est un notable qui domine la vie paroissiale grâce à sa richesse de propriétaire foncier, à son éducation, à l’ancienneté au moins… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 squire — squire·arch; squire·ar·chal; squire·ar·chy; squire·dom; squire·hood; squire·less; squire·ling; squire·ly; squire·ship; squire; squire·ar·chi·cal; …

    English syllables

  • 4 Squire — Squire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {squired} (skw[imac]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {squiring}.] 1. To attend as a squire. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady. [Colloq.] Goldsmith. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Squire — (skw[imac]r), n. [OF. esquierre, F. [ e]querre. See {Square}, n.] A square; a measure; a rule. [Obs.] With golden squire. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 squire|ly — «SKWYR lee», adjective. 1. of or having to do with a squire. 2. befitting a squire: »In recent years [he] led a squirely life in the Santa Barbara hills (Time) …

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  • 7 Squire — Squire, n. [Aphetic form of esquire.] 1. A shield bearer or armor bearer who attended a knight. [1913 Webster] 2. A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See {Esquire}. [Eng.] His privy knights and squires. Chaucer.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 squire — late 13c., young man who attends a knight, later member of the landowning class ranking below a knight (c.1300), from O.Fr. esquier squire, lit. shield carrier (see ESQUIRE (Cf. esquire)). Meaning country gentleman, landed proprietor is from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 squire — [skwīr] n. [ME squier < OFr escuier: see ESQUIRE] 1. a young man of high birth who served a medieval knight as an attendant or armorbearer 2. in England, a country gentleman or landed proprietor, esp. the main landowner in a district ☆ 3. a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Squire — (spr. Skwei r), so v.w. Esquire …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Squire — (engl., spr. ßkwair), entstanden aus Esquire (s. Adel, S. 102, und Esquire), soviel wie Gutsherr …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 Squire — (engl., spr. skweir), s.v.w. Esquire …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 Squire — (skweir), engl., was Esquire …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 14 Squire — 〈 [skwaıə(r)] m.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: s〉 engl. Gutsherr (auch als Titel) [Etym.: engl. <afrz. esquier, escuier <lat. scutarius »Schildträger«; zu scutum »Schild«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 15 squire — [skwaıə US skwaır] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: escuier, from Late Latin scutarius, from Latin scutum shield ] 1.) the man who in the past owned most of the land around a country village in England 2.) a young man in the Middle Ages… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 squire — [v] accompany assist, attend, chaperon, companion, date, escort, serve; concepts 384,714 Ant. abandon, leave …

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  • 17 squire — ► NOUN 1) a country gentleman, especially the chief landowner in an area. 2) Brit. informal used as a friendly form of address by one man to another. 3) historical a young nobleman acting as an attendant to a knight before becoming a knight… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 Squire — In feudal or medieval times a squire was a man at arms in the service of a knight, often as his apprentice. In later centuries, the term s meaning shifted. Squires are often known in current day as wealthy landowning people in rural England.… …

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  • 19 squire —    From the seventeenth century until the late nineteenth century ‘squire’ was used to address country gentlemen who were considerable land owners. The word was used alone, or with a family name.    Earlier meanings of squire, such as ‘young man… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 20 Squire — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Squire, écuyer en anglais, peut faire référence à : Squire, une localité du comté de McDowell en Virginie Occidentale, Personnes : Chris Squire… …

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