4 dicționare găsite pentru esquire
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Esquire \Es*quire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Esquired; p. pr. & vb. n. Esquiring.] To wait on as an esquire or attendant in public; to attend. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Esquire \Es*quire"\, n. [OF. escuyer, escuier, properly, a shield-bearer, F. ['e]cuyer shield-bearer, armor-bearer, squire of a knight, esquire, equerry, rider, horseman, LL. scutarius shield-bearer, fr. L. scutum shield, akin to Gr. ? skin, hide, from a root meaning to cover; prob. akin to E. hide to cover. See Hide to cover, and cf. Equerry, Escutcheon.] Originally, a shield-bearer or armor-bearer, an attendant on a knight; in modern times, a title of dignity next in degree below knight and above gentleman; also, a title of office and courtesy; -- often shortened to squire. [1913 Webster] Note: In England, the title of esquire belongs by right of birth to the eldest sons of knights and their eldest sons in perpetual succession; to the eldest sons of younger sons of peers and their eldest sons in perpetual succession. It is also given to sheriffs, to justices of the peace while in commission, to those who bear special office in the royal household, to counselors at law, bachelors of divinity, law, or physic, and to others. In the United States the title is commonly given in courtesy to lawyers and justices of the peace, and is often used in the superscription of letters instead of Mr. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :
esquire n 1: (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood 2: a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name [syn: Esq]Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "esquire": Brahman, Casanova, Don Juan, Lothario, Romeo, amoroso, archduke, aristocrat, armiger, baron, baronet, beau, blue blood, bodyguard, boyfriend, caballero, cavalier, cavaliere servente, chaperon, companion, conductor, convoy, count, daimio, duenna, duke, earl, escort, fellow, fellow traveler, flame, gallant, gentleman, gigolo, grand duke, grandee, guard, hidalgo, inamorato, lace-curtain, lady-killer, laird, landgrave, lord, lordling, love-maker, magnate, magnifico, man, margrave, marquis, necker, noble, nobleman, old man, optimate, palsgrave, patrician, peer, petter, philanderer, safe-conduct, seducer, seigneur, seignior, sheik, shepherd, silk-stocking, squire, sugar daddy, swain, swell, thoroughbred, upper-cruster, usher, viscount, waldgrave, young man
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