Squire



noun
1.
(in England) a country gentleman, especially the chief landed proprietor in a district.
2.
(in the Middle Ages) a young man of noble birth who as an aspirant to knighthood served a knight.
3.
a personal attendant, as of a person of rank.
4.
a man who accompanies or escorts a woman.
5.
a title applied to a justice of the peace, local judge, or other local dignitary of a rural district or small town.
verb (used with object), squired, squiring.
6.
to attend as, or in the manner of, a squire.
7.
to escort (a woman), as to a dance or social gathering.
noun
1.
a country gentleman in England, esp the main landowner in a rural community
2.
(feudal history) a young man of noble birth, who attended upon a knight
3.
(rare) a man who courts or escorts a woman
4.
(informal, mainly Brit) a term of address used by one man to another, esp, unless ironic, to a member of a higher social class
5.
(Austral) an immature snapper See snapper (sense 2)
verb
6.
(transitive) (of a man) to escort (a woman)

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