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Definitions of sir

  1. term of address for a man Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a title used before the name of knight or baronet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. A title prefixed to the Christian name of a knight or a baronet. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An English rendering of the LAtin Dominus, the academical title of a bachelor of arts; - formerly colloquially, and sometimes contemptuously, applied to the clergy. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A respectful title, used in addressing a man, without being prefixed to his name; - used especially in speaking to elders or superiors; sometimes, also, used in the way of emphatic formality. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The title of respect prefixed to the Christian name of a baronet or knight: sir, a term of respect in addressing a man without using his name. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A word of respect used in addressing a man: the title of a knight or baronet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Word of respect used in addressing a man; title of a knight or baronet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A term of respectful address to men. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A title of baronets and knights. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A word of respect used in addressing any man; madam is the corresponding word in addressing women; a word prefixed to the name of a knight or baronet. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for sir

  1. Not with me, sir – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  2. " I don't know, sir she said. – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
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