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 for sire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sire \Sire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sired; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Siring.]
     To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of
     stallions.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sire \Sire\, n. [F. sire, originally, an older person. See
     Sir.]
     1. A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir.
        [Obs.]
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              Pain and distress, sickness and ire,
              And melancholy that angry sire,
              Be of her palace senators.            --Rom. of R.
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     2. A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders
        and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.
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     3. A father; the head of a family; the husband.
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              Jankin thet was our sire [i.e., husband]. --Chaucer.
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              And raise his issue, like a loving sire. --Shak.
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     4. A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
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              [He] was the sire of an immortal strain. --Shelley.
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     5. The male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to
        horses; as, the horse had a good sire.
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     Note: Sire is often used in composition; as in grandsire,
           grandfather; great-grandsire, great-grandfather.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sire
      n 1: a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and
           authority
      2: the founder of a family; "keep the faith of our forefathers"
         [syn: forefather, father, sire]
      3: male parent of an animal especially a domestic animal such as
         a horse
      v 1: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father
           children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get,
           engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring
           forth]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  145 Moby Thesaurus words for "sire":
     Esquire, Master, Mister, Sir, abba, agent, ancestors, apprentice,
     architect, artificer, artist, author, bear, beget, begetter,
     beginner, birth, breed, breed true, bring about, bring forth,
     bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, builder, catalyst,
     cause, causer, conceive, conceiver, constructor, copulate,
     craftsman, create, creator, crossbreed, dad, daddy, dean, designer,
     deviser, discoverer, do, doyen, doyenne, effect, effector,
     effectuate, effendi, elder, eldest, emir, engender, engenderer,
     engineer, establish, executor, executrix, father, first-born,
     firstling, foster father, found, founder, generate, generator,
     genitor, gestate, get, give birth to, give occasion to,
     give origin to, give rise to, governor, grower, hatch, inaugurate,
     inaugurator, inbreed, industrialist, initiator, inspirer,
     instigator, institute, institutor, introducer, inventor,
     journeyman, khan, make, make love, maker, manufacturer, master,
     master craftsman, mirza, mother, mover, multiply, occasion, older,
     oldest, organizer, originate, originator, outbreed, pa, pap, papa,
     pappy, parent, past master, pater, paterfamilias, patriarch,
     planner, pop, pops, precursor, prime mover, primum mobile,
     procreate, produce, producer, progenerate, proliferate, propagate,
     raiser, realize, realizer, reproduce in kind, sahib, senior,
     set afloat, set on foot, set up, shaper, sirdar, sirrah, smith,
     spawn, stepfather, the old man, work, wright
  
  

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