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We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son, James Crow Jr., esquire.
Al Sharpton

Meaning of "esquire" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ESQUIRE

From Old French escuier, from Late Latin scūtārius shield bearer, from Latin scūtum shield.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ESQUIRE

esquire  [ɪˈskwaɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ESQUIRE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Esquire is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ESQUIRE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Esquire

Esquire is a courtesy title used in the United States largely for lawyers and the United Kingdom for certain members of the gentry. In the United States, the nominal suffix "Esquire" or "Esq." generally designates individuals licensed to practice law. In the United Kingdom, it was a title of respect accorded to men of higher social rank, but later came to be used as a general courtesy title for any man in a formal context, usually appended to the name as in "John Smith, Esq.", with no precise significance. Esquire is cognate with the word squire, which originally meant an apprentice or assistant to a knight. The title "Esquire" has been used continuously since it was created in the late 14th century, and many uses continue today.

Definition of esquire in the English dictionary

The first definition of esquire in the dictionary is a title of respect, usually abbreviated Esq, placed after a man's name. Other definition of esquire is the attendant and shield bearer of a knight, subsequently often knighted himself. Esquire is also a male escort.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ESQUIRE


acquire
əˈkwaɪə
antechoir
ˈæntɪˌkwaɪə
Araguaia
ˌɑːrəˈɡwaɪə
choir
kwaɪə
enquire
ɪnˈkwaɪə
FireWire
ˈfaɪəˌwaɪə
haywire
ˈheɪˌwaɪə
inquire
ɪnˈkwaɪə
microwire
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌwaɪə
newswire
ˈnjuːzˌwaɪə
prerequire
ˌpriːrɪˈkwaɪə
prewire
priːˈwaɪə
quire
kwaɪə
reacquire
ˌriːəˈkwaɪə
require
rɪˈkwaɪə
retrochoir
ˈrɛtrəʊˌkwaɪə
rewire
riːˈwaɪə
squire
skwaɪə
underwire
ˈʌndəˌwaɪə
wire
waɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ESQUIRE

espressivo
espresso
espresso bar
esprit
esprit de corps
espumoso
espy
Esq.
Esquiline
Esquimau
esquisse
ESR
ESRC
ESRO
Essaouira
essay
essay question
essay test
essayer
essayette

WORDS THAT END LIKE ESQUIRE

affaire
Aire
copper wire
desire
dire
empire
entire
fire
Hampshire
hire
inspire
lire
Loire
Molly Maguire
New Hampshire
sapphire
tire
to the wire
vampire
Yorkshire

Synonyms and antonyms of esquire in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «esquire» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ESQUIRE

Find out the translation of esquire to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of esquire from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «esquire» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

时尚先生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escudero
570 millions of speakers

English

esquire
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एस्क्वायर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

المحترم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Esquire
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Esquire
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঢালবাহী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écuyer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Esquire
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

esquire
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エスクワイア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에스콰이어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Esquire
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chư viết tắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எஸ்கொயர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्क्वेअर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bey
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scudiero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Esquire
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Esquire
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Esquire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Esquire
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Esquire
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

esquire
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Esquire
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of esquire

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ESQUIRE»

The term «esquire» is very widely used and occupies the 22.369 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ESQUIRE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «esquire» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «esquire» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about esquire

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QUOTES WITH «ESQUIRE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word esquire.
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Al Sharpton
We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son, James Crow Jr., esquire.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ESQUIRE»

Discover the use of esquire in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to esquire and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Esquire: the Rules: A Man's Guide to Life
An entertaining men's guide to life in the twenty-first century introduces 668 important rules, accompanied by full-color illustrations, designed to set men straight about everything, including cologne, leftover chili, luggage, sports, and ...
Esquire Magazine, Hearst Books, 2008
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Esquire: The Handbook of Style : a Man's Guide to Looking Good
Covering aspect of a man's wardrobe, a comprehensive guide to fashion and style for men provides helpful information on the latest trends in business suits, shoes, outerwear, trousers, formal wear, jewelry and accessories, grooming, and ...
Esquire Magazine, 2009
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Esquire the Rules: A Man's Guide to Life Revised and ...
An entertaining men's guide to life in the twenty-first century introduces 668 important rules, accompanied by full-color illustrations, designed to set men straight about everything, including cologne, leftover chili, luggage, sports, and ...
Esquire, inc, 2005
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Esquire the Meaning of Life: Wisdom, Humor, and Damn Good ...
Collects top-selected "What I've Learned" column interviews with leading figures in the entertainment, political and economic arenas, offering insight into the lives behind their personas while providing complementary photography by such ...
Ryan D'Agostino, 2009
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Esquire's Big Book of Great Writing: More Than 70 Years of ...
Ranging from personal essays to hard-hitting journalistic exposs, this remarkable collection of more than 50 articles from "Esquire" magazine features work by such authors as W.H. Auden, James Baldwin, Gore Vidal, Dave Eggers, and David ...
Adrienne Miller, 2003
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Page, Esquire, and Knight
With its explanation of the meaning of the degrees of knighthood, its description of quests and tourneys, and its outline of the great events of chivalry, this volume will serve as a good introduction to the later reading of Arthurian and ...
Marion Florence Lansing, 2006
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Esquire Presents: What It Feels Like: *To Walk on the ...
Collected by the ever-curious editors of Esquire magazine, here are more than fifty gripping tales—straight from the mouths of the people who’ve lived them. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A.J. Jacobs, 2010
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A. Lincoln, Esquire: A Shrewd, Sophisticated Lawyer in His Time
" "For the first time, this book uses the newly discovered legal documents to tell the story of more than sixty of Lincoln's cases. Many of these cases have never been written about previously.
Allen D. Spiegel, 2002
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Esquire's big book of fiction
A definitive anthology of outstanding short fiction from the pages of Esquire magazine from the early 1930s to the late 1990s showcases contributions by Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, Jack Kerouac, Flannery O'Connor, Saul Bellow, Ken Kesey ...
Adrienne Miller, 2002
10
Angel Esquire
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (April 1, 1875-February 10, 1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals.
Edgar Wallace, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ESQUIRE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term esquire is used in the context of the following news items.
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What This Director Learned From Infiltrating Indonesia's Death Squads
Esquire spoke to Oppenheimer about how these two films relate and how his decades-long journey made him a different person. «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
2
The Lazy Man's Guide to Getting Magic Mike Ripped
But as Latreal Mitchell, a New York City–based trainer who prepped Michael Strahan for his epic strip scene in Magic Mike XXL, tells Esquire, ... «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
3
Blindsided: An Introduction to Our Esquire Fiction Festival
Colum is a longtime friend of Esquire's. Way back in 2003, we named him one of our Best and Brightest, and he agreed to contribute an original ... «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
4
Tom Cruise Might Be Calling It Quits With Scientology
Esquire.com contributor Logan Hill wrote on the subject earlier this year: Relying on interviews with formerly high-ranking group officials, the ... «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
5
Exclusive: Judd Apatow Comments on New Cosby Revelations
In Esquire's profile of Judd Apatow earlier this year, he said of Cosby: "This guy pulled it off in such a way that he's not accountable for it. He's a ... «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
6
The Grateful Dead Say Goodbye, But They'll Never Die
See the Running of the Bulls 2015 on Esquire Network this week. By Esquire Editors · key and peele emojis · TV. Jul 7, 2015 @ 3:40 PM. Share. «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
7
ALJ Bullock grants motion to terminate as to Esquire Footwear in …
According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Converse and Respondent Esquire Footwear LLC ("Esquire") to terminate ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
8
Kate Mara Topless For Esquire: Actress Takes Publication By Storm …
Kate Mara topless in Esquire Mexico magazine is something you will probably remember for quite some time. The actress was not afraid to ... «Headlines & Global News, Jul 15»
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E! and Esquire Continue Ratings Momentum with Significant Year …
E! and Esquire Network continued their momentum in second quarter 2015 with significant year on year growth. Both networks scored ratings ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
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If You Don't Know James Wolk's Name Now, You Will Soon
As he's having his picture taken for Esquire, he's comfortable handling a basketball, a bicycle, a cup of tepid iced coffee, a prop script. A busker ... «Esquire.com, Jul 15»

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