Definition of Shire

1. Noun. A former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county.




2. Noun. British breed of large heavy draft horse.
Exact synonyms: Shire Horse
Generic synonyms: Draft Horse, Draught Horse, Dray Horse

Definition of Shire

1. n. A portion of Great Britain originally under the supervision of an earl; a territorial division, usually identical with a county, but sometimes limited to a smaller district; as, Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Richmondshire, Hallamshire.

Definition of Shire

1. Noun. Former administrative area of Britain; a county. ¹

2. Noun. (UK colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK: ¹

3. Noun. A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia. ¹

4. Noun. A shire horse ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shire

1. a territorial division of Great Britain [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shire

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shire (current term)
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Literary usage of Shire

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1890)
"A Journey through the country lying between the shire and ... SHARPED I LEFT Blantyre in the shire Highlands, on August 22nd, 1889, with a caravan of ..."

2. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"It was then ascertained that the modern shire—the shire of the consolidated kingdom — was an aggregation of hundreds ; that the hundred was an aggregation ..."

3. Parliamentary Debates: Senate and House of Representatives by Australia Parliament (1911)
"Points Braybrook shire Council is to keep it in Mr. KING O'MALLEY (Darwin— be put in a state of repair, and then the are put and reput, and yet honorable ..."

4. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1902)
"There were now two bodies existing side by side, the shire His gradual court and ... We have seen that all the more substantial suitors of Court. the shire ..."

5. Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to by Edward Potts Cheyney (1922)
"The semiannual meeting of the greater men of the shire in a shire court for ... Here is made known in this writing that a shire moot sat 44- A meet- at ..."

6. Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to by Edward Potts Cheyney (1908)
"The semiannual meeting of the greater men of the shire in a shire court for ... Here is made known in this writing that a shire moot sat 44- A meet- at ..."

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