how to pronounce shire

ʃaɪəɹ

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“… and the shire highlands colonization …”

meanings of shire

noun:

  1. The general area in which a person lives or comes from, used in the context of travel within the United Kingdom.
  2. Physical area administered by a sheriff.
  3. A shire horse.
  4. Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
  5. A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.

verb:

  1. To (re)constitute as one or more shires or counties. County Longford was shired in 1586.

name:

  1. A surname​.

words with pronunciation similar to shire

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