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sir

 (sûr)
n.
1. Sir Used as an honorific before the given name or the full name of baronets and knights.
2. Used as a form of polite address for a man: Don't forget your hat, sir.
3. Used as a salutation in a letter: Dear Sir or Madam.

[Middle English, variant of sire, sire; see sire.]

sir

(sɜː)
n
1. a formal or polite term of address for a man
2. archaic a gentleman of high social status
[C13: variant of sire]

Sir

(sɜː)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a title of honour placed before the name of a knight or baronet: Sir Walter Raleigh.
2. (Historical Terms) archaic a title placed before the name of a figure from ancient history

sir

(sɜr)

n.
1.
a. a respectful or formal term of address used to a man: No, sir.
b. a formal term of address used in the salutation of a letter.
2. (cap.) the distinctive title of a knight or baronet: Sir Walter Scott.
3. a lord or gentleman: noble sirs and ladies.
4. an ironic or humorous title of respect: sir critic.
5. Archaic. a title of respect used before a noun to designate profession, rank, etc.: sir priest; sir clerk.
[1250–1300; Middle English; unstressed variant of sire]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sir - term of address for a mansir - term of address for a man    
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.Sir - a title used before the name of knight or baronet
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
male aristocrat - a man who is an aristocrat
Translations
سَيِّدسَيِّدِيلَقَب الفارِس: سَيِّد
sirpane
herrehrSir
herra
gospodin
Siruram
herraSir, nafnbót riddara eîa barónetts
あなた
poneserassere
kungssers
Sir
gospodsir
herrn
คำสุภาพสำหรับเรียกผู้ชาย
BayefendimEfendim!SayınSör
ngài

sir

[sɜːʳ] Nseñor m
Sirs (US) → muy señores nuestros
yes, sirsí, señor
Dear Sir (in letter) → muy señor mío, estimado señor
Sir Winston ChurchillSir Winston Churchill

sir

[ˈsɜːr] n
(form of address)monsieur m
What would you like, sir? → Que désirez-vous, monsieur?
yes, sir (to teacher, customer)oui, monsieur; (to senior officer)oui, chef
(in titles) Sir John Smith → sir John Smith
(in letter) Dear Sir, → Monsieur,

sir

n
(in direct address) → mein Herr (form), → Herr X; no, sirnein(, Herr X); (Mil) → nein, Herr Leutnant/General etc; you will apologize, sir! (dated)dafür werden Sie sich entschuldigen (müssen); Sir (to editor of paper) not translated; Dear Sir (or Madam), …Sehr geehrte (Damen und) Herren!; my dear or good sir! (dated)mein (lieber) Herr! (dated)
(= knight etc) SirSir m
(Sch inf: = teacher) → er (Sch sl); please sir!Herr X!; I’ll tell sirich sags ihm

sir

[sɜːʳ] n (frm) → signore m
yes, sir → sì, signore (Mil) → sissignore
Dear Sir (in letter) → Egregio signor (+ surname)
Dear Sirs → Spettabile ditta
Sir Winston Churchill → Sir Winston Churchill

sir

(səː) noun
1. a polite form of address (spoken or written) to a man. Excuse me, sir!; He started his letter `Dear Sirs, ...'.
2. in the United Kingdom, the title of a knight or baronet. Sir Francis Drake.

sir

سَيِّدِي sir herre Herr σερ señor herra monsieur gospodin signore あなた meneer herr pan senhor сэр herrn คำสุภาพสำหรับเรียกผู้ชาย efendim ngài 先生
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You have done a great deal for your country, sir, ' I said, feeling respect now, instead of pity.
No, sir,' Fuchs said in answer to a question from grandfather,
No, I thank you, my dear sir," returned the Doctor.
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Indeed, sir," said Phoebe, trying to laugh the matter off, "I did not mean to be unkind.
And in the first place, you will be so good as to unsay that story about selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad, and I've no idea of sleeping with a madman; and you, sir, you I mean, landlord, you, sir, by trying to induce me to do so knowingly, would thereby render yourself liable to a criminal prosecution.
Exactly as I would speak of my nearest personal friends or enemies, or my most familiar neighbors, he spoke of Sir Bedivere, Sir Bors de Ganis, Sir Launcelot of the Lake, Sir Galahad, and all the other great names of the Table Round -- and how old, old, unspeakably old and faded and dry and musty and ancient he came to look as he went on
The octagon room at Sir Robert Chiltern's house in Grosvenor Square.
Salton had retired for the night, Adam and Sir Nathaniel returned to the study.
He is at his place in Lincolnshire; but the waters are out again on the low-lying grounds, and the cold and damp steal into Chesney Wold, though well defended, and eke into Sir Leicester's bones.
He is at meat, good knight, and he looketh for thy coming," quoth the porter, "for, if I mistake not, thou art Sir Richard of the Lea.
The Duke paused, in his way across the crowded reception rooms, to speak to his host, Sir Edward Bransome, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.