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My family is Chilean, and I was born there. By the time I was four, we were living in San Antonio, Texas, and I just remember picking a blue bonnet and getting yelled at by some guy with a sheriff hat and a badge. I was traumatized. He told me it was the state flower, and I wasn't supposed to be messin' with it.
Pedro Pascal

Meaning of "sheriff" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHERIFF

Old English scīrgerēfa, from scīrshire1 + gerēfareeve1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHERIFF

sheriff  [ˈʃɛrɪf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHERIFF

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sheriff 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 SHERIFF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sheriff

Sheriff

In principle, a sheriff is a legal official with responsibility for a county or parish. In practice, the specific combination of legal, political and ceremonial duties of a sheriff varies greatly from country to country.

Definition of sheriff in the English dictionary

The first definition of sheriff in the dictionary is the chief law-enforcement officer in a county: popularly elected, except in Rhode Island. Other definition of sheriff is the chief executive officer of the Crown in a county, having chiefly ceremonial duties related adjective shrieval. Sheriff is also a judge in any of the sheriff courts.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHERIFF


cauldrife
ˈkɔːldrɪf
dandriff
ˈdændrɪf
griff
ɡrɪf
griffe
ɡrɪf
hairif
ˈhɛərɪf
hippogriff
ˈhɪpəʊˌɡrɪf
hippogryph
ˈhɪpəʊˌɡrɪf
logogriph
ˈlɒɡəʊˌɡrɪf
midriff
ˈmɪdrɪf
mutessarif
ˌmuːtəˈsærɪf
nontariff
ˌnɒnˈtærɪf
riff
rɪf
sanserif
sænˈsɛrɪf
serif
ˈsɛrɪf
seriph
ˈsɛrɪf
Sherriff
ˈʃɛrɪf
tariff
ˈtærɪf
triff
trɪf
undersheriff
ˈʌndəˌʃɛrɪf

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHERIFF

sherd
shereef
shereefian
shergottite
sheria
sheriat
Sheridan
sherif
sheriff court
sheriffalty
sheriffdom
sheriffship
sherifian
sherlock
Sherman
sheroot
sherpa
sherries

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHERIFF

biff
Cardiff
cliff
Common External Tariff
deputy sheriff
feed-in tariff
iff
import tariff
kiff
mastiff
plaintiff
protective tariff
quiff
revenue tariff
Schiff
skiff
sniff
stiff
tiff
ziff

Synonyms and antonyms of sheriff in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sheriff» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHERIFF

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

Translator English - Chinese

县治安官
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sheriff
570 millions of speakers

English

sheriff
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शेरिफ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شريف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шериф
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xerife
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শেরিফ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

shérif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sheriff
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sheriff
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

保安官
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

보안관
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sheriff
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cảnh sát trưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஷெரிப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेरीफ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şerif
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sceriffo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szeryf
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Шериф
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Sheriff
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σερίφης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

balju
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sheriff
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sheriff
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sheriff

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHERIFF»

The term «sheriff» is very widely used and occupies the 10.416 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHERIFF» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sheriff» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sheriff» 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 sheriff

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHERIFF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sheriff.
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Joe Arpaio
This is the sheriff you're talking about, with a gun and badge that enforces the law. Nothing is going to stop me from cracking down on illegal immigration as long as the laws are there.
2
Joe Arpaio
I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected sheriff, and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government.
3
John Barrymore
If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
4
Nat King Cole
The sheriff is at the cash register, and if I don't get a hit soon, I don't know what I'll do.
5
John Culberson
This is not the first time that Mexican authorities have handed over an Arab from a country with known Al Qaeda connections to a local sheriff across the border. FBI picks them up and disappears.
6
Erik Estrada
I'm a deputy sheriff.
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Frank Miller
Think of me as the weathered sheriff coming back into Dodge 'cause the youngsters are shooting up the church and scaring the horses and not doing right by the women.
8
Clayton Moore
I think you're going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It's Americana, it's part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I'm concerned.
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Pedro Pascal
My family is Chilean, and I was born there. By the time I was four, we were living in San Antonio, Texas, and I just remember picking a blue bonnet and getting yelled at by some guy with a sheriff hat and a badge. I was traumatized. He told me it was the state flower, and I wasn't supposed to be messin' with it.
10
Anthony Quinn
Bob Taylor and I playing brothers. And I was a Mexican bandit. And he was the sheriff of the town. And we loved each other. We loved each other very much.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHERIFF»

Discover the use of sheriff in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sheriff and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sheriff: A Memoir of a Lawman from Bloody Williamson County, ...
Features the history of Harry Spiller from his time entering the Williamson County, IL Sheriff's Department. In February 1974, Sheriff Russell Oxford hired him as a radio dispatcher for the Sheriff's Department.
Harry Spiller, 1999
2
Applied Geophysics
This is the revised and updated version of an established textbook.
William Murray Telford, W. M. Telford, Robert E. Sheriff, 1990
3
The Fourteenth-century Sheriff: English Local Administration ...
A study of the careers of over 1200 sheriffs appointed in England during the fourteenth century.
Richard Gorski, 2003
4
Dreaming Equality: Color, Race, and Racism in Urban Brazil
This book is the first to demonstrate that urban African Brazilians do not subscribe to the racial democracy myth and recognize racism as a central factor shaping their lives.
Robin E. Sheriff, 2001
5
Sheriff Mccoy: Outlaw Legend of Hanoi Rocks
The last great rock 'n' roll memoir, Andy McCoy's autobiography covers the legendary guitarist's life and exploits from childhood through to the rekindling of his massively influential band, Hanoi Rocks, in the 2000s.
Andy McCoy, 2009
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Joe's Law: America's Toughest Sheriff Takes on Illegal ...
Compelling and courageous, this is a candid take on some of America's most pressing social problems, and one man's revolutionary vision for eliminating them.
Joe ARPAIO, Len SHERMAN, 2008
7
The Texas Sheriff: Lord of the County Line
The Texas Sheriff takes a fresh, colorful, and insightful look at Texas law enforcement during the decades before 1960.
Thad Sitton, 2006
8
Sheriff Sally Gopher and the haunted dance hall: story and ...
Sheriff Sally Gopher solves the mystery of the haunted dance hall in time for a special performance by the famous dancer, Miss Annie Field Mouse.
Robert M. Quackenbush, 1977
9
Her Small-Town Sheriff
Ice-cream parlor owner Phoebe Sellers calls the cops on a twelve-year-old shoplifter whose father just so happens is to be a cop.
Lissa Manley, 2012
10
I Ate the Sheriff
His wife has run off with a rival pack and if he desires to see their cubs again he needs a good lawyer whose bite is worse than his bark. Added to this are Mallory's troubles of a snake goddess charming her mother.
K. Bennett, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHERIFF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sheriff is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sheriff in San Francisco Faults Federal Authorities After Killing
SAN FRANCISCO — The sheriff of San Francisco, Ross Mirkarimi, is a political veteran who was once a rising star in the city's most liberal circles, a critic of ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Once LA County Sheriff's Department star, Paul Tanaka now defined …
Paul Tanaka, the mayor of Gardena, was once considered the heir apparent to his boss, Sheriff Lee Baca. But Tanaka's 31 years with the Los Angeles County ... «Los Angeles Times, May 15»
3
South Carolina sheriff's deputy shoots resident who was victim of …
The victim of a home invasion was shot and seriously wounded by a South Carolina sheriff's deputy, prompting an investigation from the state's top law ... «Los Angeles Times, May 15»
4
Georgia Sheriff Arrested For Shooting Friend At Model Home
ATLANTA, May 6 (Reuters) - A county sheriff accused of shooting and critically wounding a female friend at a model home in an Atlanta suburb was arrested on ... «Huffington Post, May 15»
5
Batman Sheriff Shoots Woman, Walks Free
On his first day in office, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill terminated 27 deputies and put snipers on the office roof—just in case the disgruntled cops acted out. «Daily Beast, May 15»
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Eric Harris Shooting: DA Wants Investigation Into Tulsa County …
An Oklahoma prosecutor said Friday he is "highly concerned" about recent allegations against the Tulsa County sheriff's office, a day after reports surfaced ... «NBCNews.com, Apr 15»
7
Arizona Sheriff Describes Investigation Into Judge's Wife
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio dropped a bombshell in court Thursday when he said his former lawyer had hired a private investigator to look into the wife of the ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
8
Controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Contempt Hearing In …
PHOENIX (AP) — A law enforcement officer provided a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office on Tuesday during a contempt-of-court ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
9
Tulsa Sheriff Defends Volunteer Deputy in Shooting
An Oklahoma sheriff expressed condolences Monday to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a volunteer reserve deputy, but continued to ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
10
Report: Tulsa sheriff's employees were told to forge Bates' training …
Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) Amid growing scrutiny over whether a 73-year-old volunteer deputy who killed a suspect during a sting operation was qualified to be ... «CNN, Apr 15»

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