HyperDic: shire

English > 2 senses of the word shire:
NOUNlocationshirea former administrative district of England
animalshire, shire horseBritish breed of large heavy draft horse
shire > pronunciation
Soundsshay'r
Rhymesadmire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > shire: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county.
Partscounty town, shire townThe town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderadministrative district, administrative division, territorial divisionA district defined for administrative purposes
Spanishcondado, shire
English > shire: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningBritish breed of large heavy draft horse.
Synonymshire horse
Broaderdraft horse, draught horse, dray horsehorse adapted for drawing heavy loads

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