squire

Definitions:

  • A man who attends or escorts a woman; a gallant.
  • An English country gentleman, especially the chief landowner in a district.
  • A magistrate or justice of the peace.
  • A local dignitary.
  • A young nobleman attendant upon a knight and ranked next below a knight in feudal hierarchy.
  • To attend as a squire; escort.
  • To attend and wait upon, as a squire his lord.
  • To attend, as a gentleman a lady; wait upon or attend upon in the manner of a squire; escort.
  • The schnapper when two years old. See <internalXref urlencoded="schnapper">schnapper</internalXref>.
  • An old form of <internalXref urlencoded="square">square</internalXref>.
  • An esquire; an attendant on a knight.
  • A gentleman who attends upon a lady; an escort; a beau; a gallant.
  • A person not noble nor a knight, but who has received a grant of arms.
  • In England, a landed proprietor who is also justice of the peace: a term nearly equivalent to <em>lord of the manor</em>, as meaning the holder of most of the land in any neighborhood.
  • In the United States, in country districts and towns, a justice of the peace, a local judge, or other local dignitary: chiefly used as a title.
  • A square; a measure; a rule.
  • A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight.
  • A title of dignity next in degree below <ex>knight</ex>, and above <ex>gentleman</ex>. See <er>Esquire</er>.
  • A male attendant on a great personage; also (Colloq.), a devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau.
  • A title of office and courtesy. See under <er>Esquire</er>.
  • To attend as a squire.
  • To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection.
  • A ruler; a carpenter's square; a measure.
  • A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a <xref>knight</xref>.
  • A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See <xref>esquire</xref>.
  • A male <xref>attendant</xref> on a great personage.
  • A devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a <xref>beau</xref>.
  • A title of office and courtesy. See under <xref>esquire</xref>.
  • To <xref>attend</xref> as a squire
  • To attend as a <xref>beau</xref>, or <xref>gallant</xref>, for aid and protection
  • an English country landowner
  • a man who attends or escorts a woman
  • attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire
  • young nobleman attendant on a knight
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