Squire vs Squiredom - What's the difference?

squire | squiredom |


As nouns the difference between squire and squiredom

is that squire is a shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight or squire can be (obsolete) a ruler; a carpenter's square; a measure while squiredom is the rank of squire, or the period of being a squire.

As a verb squire

is to attend as a squire.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

squire

English

(wikipedia squire)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight.
  • A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See esquire.
  • A male attendant on a great personage.
  • A devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau.
  • (UK, colloquial)
  • Verb

    (squir)
  • To attend as a squire
  • (Chaucer)
  • To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection
  • to squire a lady
    (Goldsmith)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) See square.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A ruler; a carpenter's square; a measure.
  • * 1598 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene)
  • But temperaunce, said he, with golden squire , / Betwixt them both can measure out a meane.
  • * 1598 , (William Shakespeare), (w, Love's Labour's Lost) , V, 2, 474.
  • do not you know my lady's foot by the squire .
  • *
  • as for a workman not to know his axe, saw, squire , or any other toole, […].
  • * 1628 , (William Shakespeare), (w, The Winter's Tale) , IV, 4, 348.
  • twelve foot and a half by the squire .

    Anagrams

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    squiredom

    English

    Noun

  • The rank of squire, or the period of being a squire.
  • Synonyms

    * squirehood