Pronunciation: (skwīur), [key]
—n., v., squired, squir•ing.
1. (in England) a country gentleman, esp. the chief landed proprietor in a district.
2. (in the Middle Ages) a young man of noble birth who as an aspirant to knighthood served a knight.
3. a personal attendant, as of a person of rank.
4. a man who accompanies or escorts a woman.
5. a title applied to a justice of the peace, local judge, or other local dignitary of a rural district or small town.
1. to attend as, or in the manner of, a squire.
2. to escort (a woman), as to a dance or social gathering.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.