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Ms.

also Ms  (mĭz)
n. pl. Mses. also Mses also Mss. or Mss (mĭz′ĭz)
1. Used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a woman or girl: Ms. Doe; Ms. Jane Doe. See Usage Note at miss2.
2. Used in informal titles for a woman to indicate the epitomizing of an attribute or activity: Ms. Fashionable; Ms. Volleyball.

[Blend of Miss and Mrs.]
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MS.

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ms.

abbreviation forpl MSS. or mss.
(Journalism & Publishing) manuscript
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Noun1.ms. - a form of address for a womanMs. - a form of address for a woman  
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"
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Translations

MS.

ms. (MSS., mss. (pl)) abbr =manuscriptms
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ms.

مللي ثانية paní nebo slečna frk. Frau Κα Sra. Melle titula za žensku osobu koja ne određuje bračni status signora 未婚・既婚にかかわらず、女性に対する敬称 ...씨(여성) Mej frk panna Sra. женщина, чье семейное положение неизвестно fr ตัวย่อรวมของคำที่ใช้เรียกหญิงที่แต่งงานและไม่ได้แต่งงาน Bayan 女士
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References in classic literature ?
the second printed edition of the collection of the Fables made by Planudes, was issued from the printing-press of Robert Stephens, in which were inserted some additional fables from a MS. in the Bibliotheque du Roy at Paris.
1776, a Dissertation on Babrias, and a collection of his fables in choliambic meter found in a MS. in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
The only alteration in the MS. received, has been made for the purpose of throwing the hurried account of our agent, Mr.
One or two friends to whom I showed these papers in MS. having observed that they were not half bad, and some of my relations having promised to buy the book if it ever came out, I feel I have no right to longer delay its issue.
They are all in an old book, called the Junian MS., from the name of the man, Francis Dujon, who first published them.
I am free to say that, in your place, I should throw the MS. into the fire.
The MS. had crossed the ocean with him, though but little had been added to its pages during the wanderings of the English and French journeys."
The "Hymn to Demeter", extant only in the MS. discovered by Matthiae at Moscow, describes the seizure of Persephone by Hades, the grief of Demeter, her stay at Eleusis, and her vengeance on gods and men by causing famine.
We have no official statement of the facts which the reader will find recorded in the next chapter, but they have been carefully collated from letters and other MS. authorities, so unquestionably genuine as to justify their narration in a connected form.
Of my materials I have but little to say They may be chiefly found in the singular Anglo-Norman MS., which Sir Arthur Wardour preserves with such jealous care in the third drawer of his oaken cabinet, scarcely allowing any one to touch it, and being himself not able to read one syllable of its contents.
Until I came upon this black-letter MS. I had been under the impression, like, I presume, everybody else, that every Knight of the Round Table was a model of physical strength and beauty.
Fourtou and his second; then a carriage containing two poet-orators who did not believe in God, and these had MS. funeral orations projecting from their breast pockets; then a carriage containing the head surgeons and their cases of instruments; then eight private carriages containing consulting surgeons; then a hack containing a coroner; then the two hearses; then a carriage containing the head undertakers; then a train of assistants and mutes on foot; and after these came plodding through the fog a long procession of camp followers, police, and citizens generally.