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Definition of "squire" []

  • A man who attends or escorts a woman; a gallant. (noun)
  • An English country gentleman, especially the chief landowner in a district. (noun)
  • A judge or another local dignitary. (noun)
  • A young nobleman attendant upon a knight and ranked next below a knight in feudal hierarchy. (noun)
  • To attend as a squire; escort. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "squire" in a sentence
  • "They're nothing to him, just ants; the squire is another Harry Lime, moved back some generations and up a few rungs on the social ladder."
  • "Sancho the trusty albeit sarcastic squire is one of the best characters in literature and is reason enough to read this tome."
  • "So he called his squire, Barthélemy de Clefmont, and bade him summon his spears and mount and ride."