Definition of shire :
1. A division of a State, embracing several contiguous townships; a county.
2. A portion of Great Britain originally under the supervision of an earl; a territorial division, usually identical with a county, but sometimes limited to a smaller district; as, Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Richmondshire, Hallamshire.
region (part of speech: noun)
domain, riding, area, parcel, place, colony, sector, plot, dukedom, district, borough, zone, municipality, locality, country, bailiwick, earldom, duchy, division, beat, neighborhood, canton, circuit, nation, territory, field, city, precinct, commonweal, town, realm, region, tract, province, lot, county, empire, quarter, state, kingdom
horse (part of speech: noun)
Hackney, Albino, jennet, Shetland pony, quarter horse, Percheron, Belgian, palomino, Spanish horse, Arabian, Appaloosa, horse, thoroughbred, Galloway, Turk, Morgan, Suffolk, Welsh pony, bronco, Clydesdale, Lippizaner, mustang
regional (part of speech: adjective)
- During the month of October, 1386, he sat in Parliament at Westminster as one of the Knights of the Shire for Kent, where we may consequently assume him to have possessed landed property. - "Chaucer", Adolphus William Ward.
- " The goodly Sheriff has long desired to see me; and mayhap he can tell me tidings of the best quarter- staff in the shire"- meaning Little John. - "Robin Hood", J. Walker McSpadden.
- Mr. Travers is listening to a young man of about two and twenty, the eldest son of the richest nobleman of the county, and who intends to start for the representation of the shire at the next general election, which is close at hand. - "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.