Squire vs Squiredom - What's the difference?
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?
From (etyl) .
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.
To attend as a squire
To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection
- to squire a lady
From (etyl) See square.
(obsolete) A ruler; a carpenter's square; a measure.
* 1598 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene)
* 1598 , (William Shakespeare), (w, Love's Labour's Lost) , V, 2, 474.
- But temperaunce, said he, with golden squire , / Betwixt them both can measure out a meane.
- do not you know my lady's foot by the squire .
* 1628 , (William Shakespeare), (w, The Winter's Tale) , IV, 4, 348.
- as for a workman not to know his axe, saw, squire , or any other toole, […].
- twelve foot and a half by the squire .
The rank of squire, or the period of being a squire.