Definitions for: Squire

[n] (British) an English country landowner
[n] young nobleman attendant on a knight
[n] a man who attends or escorts a woman
[v] attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire

Webster (1913) Definition: Squire, n. [OF. esquierre, F. ['e]querre. See Square,
A square; a measure; a rule. [Obs.] ``With golden squire.''

Squire, n. [Aphetic form of esquire.]
1. A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight.

2. A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above
gentleman. See Esquire. [Eng.] ``His privy knights and
squires.'' --Chaucer.

3. A male attendant on a great personage; also (Colloq.), a
devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau.

4. A title of office and courtesy. See under Esquire.

Squire, v. t. [imp. & p. p. squired; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To attend as a squire. --Chaucer.

2. To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection;
as, to squire a lady. [Colloq.] --Goldsmith.

Synonyms: gallant

See Also: armiger, armor-bearer, attendant, attender, escort, esquire, landholder, landowner, property owner, tender

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