Pronunciation: (sīur), [key]
—n., v., sired, sir•ing.
1. the male parent of a quadruped.
2. a respectful term of address, now used only to a male sovereign.
a. a father or forefather.
b. a person of importance or in a position of authority, as a lord.
to beget; procreate as the father.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.