Herr


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Herr

 (hĕr)
n. pl. Her·ren (hĕr′ən) Abbr. Hr.
Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area, prefixed to the surname or professional title of a man.

[German, from Middle High German hērre, from Old High German hērro, lord, master, alteration of hēriro, older, more venerable, comparative of hēr, proud, holy, splendid, noble.]

Herr

(German hɛr)
n, pl Herren (ˈhɛrən)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a German man: used before a name as a title equivalent to Mr
[German, from Old High German herro lord]

Herr

(hɛr; Eng. hɛər)

n., pl. Her•ren (ˈhɛr ən; Eng. ˈhɛər ən)
the conventional German title and term of address for a man.
[< German]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Herr - a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.Herr - a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
German language, High German, German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
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He reported the fact to Herr Skopf, the proprietor, who at once made his way to the second floor where he, too, pounded vigorously upon the door.
And then those two young men got up, and asked us if we had ever heard Herr Slossenn Boschen (who had just arrived, and was then down in the supper-room) sing his great German comic song.
She threw up her hands with a surprised "ACH GOTT, HERR PROFESSOR
When I came close she bowed and said, "The Herr Englishman?
But Herr Petermann, in his Mittheilungen, published at Gotha, reduced the Geneva journal to the most absolute silence.
Bert parried that compliment a little awkwardly, and then the lieutenant was struck with the riddle why Herr Butteridge had not come in his own flying machine.
Herr Liesecke, too, looked as if wild horses could not make him inattentive; there were lines across his forehead, his lips were parted, his pince-nez at right angles to his nose, and he had laid a thick, white hand on either knee.
I don't mind it a bit; for when I get two or three more pupils I can resume my lessons with Herr Rosenstock.
Ach, Herr Carey, Sie mussen mir nicht du sagen--you mustn't talk to me in the second person singular.
The commanders are: Herr General Wimpfen, le Comte de Langeron, le Prince de Lichtenstein, le Prince, de Hohenlohe, and finally Prishprish, and so on like all those Polish names.
Brezendly, ven I haf dze zilver bolished und my odder dudies zo numerous berformed, I do Herr Blazzervig vil vith von liddle szdory vich you do know go.
It will go well indeed with Herr Hauptmann Fritz Schneider if he brings in the famous Tarzan of the Apes as a prisoner of war.