Definitions for "Shire"
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.
English county. The shire court conduct the administrative, judicial and financial business of of people living in the county. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms)
The SHIRE is a component of the Shibboleth Target software. It is responsible for managing authentication. See also Shibboleth, Target.
SHibboleth Indexical Reference Establisher. The SHIRE is the Shibboleth component that determines whether a user needs to authenticate, and if so, starts the Shibboleth process by sending the user to their Handle Service (possibly via a WAYF). The SHIRE then receives an Attribute Query Handle on return from the Handle Service.
A noble house ruled by a high lord or Lord.
a local community of Tribesmen presided over by a Heathen of the arrung of Lord
The Shire is a region of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional Middle-earth, described in The Lord of the Rings and other works.
Keywords:  breed, british, draft, horse, heavy
British breed of large heavy draft horse