5 letter word starting with shir

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shire noun 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., A division of a State, embracing several contiguous townships; a county.
shirk verb t. To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation., To avoid; to escape; to neglect; — implying unfaithfulness or fraud; as, to shirk duty., To live by shifts and fraud; to shark., To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away., One who lives by shifts and tricks; one who avoids the performance of duty or labor.
shirl adjective Shrill., See Schorl.
shirr noun A series of close parallel runnings which are drawn up so as to make the material between them set full by gatherings; — called also shirring, and gauging.
shirt noun A loose under-garment for the upper part of the body, made of cotton, linen, or other material; — formerly used of the under-garment of either sex, now commonly restricted to that worn by men and boys., To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as with a shirt.