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n. pl. Mes·sieurs (mā-syœ′, mĕs′ərz)
1. Abbr. M Used as a courtesy title before the surname, full name, or professional title of a man in a French-speaking area: Monsieur Cartier; Monsieur Jacques Cartier.
2. monsieur Used as a form of polite address for a man in a French-speaking area.

[French, from Old French : mon, my (from Latin meum, accusative of meus; see me- in Indo-European roots) + sieur, lord, sir (from Vulgar Latin *seiorem, accusative of *seior; see sire).]


(French məsjø; English məsˈjɜː)
n, pl messieurs (French mesjø; English ˈmɛsəz)
a French title of address equivalent to sir when used alone or Mr when placed before a name
[literally: my lord]



n., pl. mes•sieurs (mɛˈsyœ)
the conventional French title of respect and term of address for a man, corresponding to Mr. or sir.
[1490–1500; < French: literally, my lord; see sire]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monsieur - used as a French courtesy titleMonsieur - used as a French courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
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