Associations to the word «Shire»


SHIRE, noun. Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
SHIRE, noun. (UK) (colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK.
SHIRE, noun. A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.
SHIRE, noun. A shire horse.
SHIRE, verb. To (re)constitute as one or more shires or counties.
SHIRE HORSE, noun. The tallest breed of draught horse.
SHIRE HORSES, noun. Plural of shire horse

Dictionary definition

SHIRE, noun. A former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county.
SHIRE, noun. British breed of large heavy draft horse.

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne