As nouns the difference between shire and tow
is that shire
is former administrative area of britain; a county while tow
is the act of towing and the condition of being towed or tow
can be an untwisted bundle of fibers such as , flax, hemp or jute.
As verbs the difference between shire and tow
is that shire
is to (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county|counties while tow
is to pull something behind one using a line or chain; to haul.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
(UK, colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK.
- Yorkshire is the largest shire in England.
A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.
A shire horse.
- When are you coming back to the shire ?
To (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county, counties.
* 1985 , Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy , page 291:
* 2012 , James Lydon, The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present (ISBN 1134981503), page 160:
- Although he still managed formally to shire the province in the summer and autumn of 1585, his plan to establish a presidential government and complete the integration of Ulster into English Ireland met with royal indifference.
- The province was shired into nine counties,
- County Longford was shired in 1586
From (etyl) .
To pull something behind one using a line or chain; to haul.
The act of towing and the condition of being towed.
Something, such as a tugboat, that tows.
Something, such as a barge, that is towed.
A rope or cable used in towing.
- It isn't the car's battery, I think I need a tow .
* in tow / on tow
* tow rope
* tow truck
* under tow
Origin uncertain; compare (etyl) .
An untwisted bundle of fibers such as , flax, hemp or jute.
* tow haired