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si·gnor

also si·gnior  (sēn-yôr′)
n. pl. si·gno·ri (sēn-yôr′ē, -yō′rē) also si·gnors or si·gniors Abbr. Sig. or S.
Used as a courtesy title for a man in an Italian-speaking area, equivalent to Mr.

[Italian, variant of signore; see signore.]

signor

(ˈsiːnjɔː; Italian siɲˈɲor) or

signior

n, pl -gnors or -gnori (Italian -ˈɲori)
(Peoples) an Italian man: usually used before a name as a title equivalent to Mr

si•gnor

(ˈsin yɔr, -yoʊr, sɪnˈyɔr, -ˈyoʊr; It. siˈnyɔr)

n., pl. -gnors, It. -gno•ri (-ˈnyɔ ri)
an Italian term of address for a man, equivalent to sir or Mr. Abbr.: Sig., sig.
[1570–80; < Italian; see signore]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.signor - used as an Italian courtesy titlesignor - used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately
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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No; that garden is cultivated by the own hands of Signor Giacomo Rappaccini, the famous doctor, who, I warrant him, has been heard of as far as Naples.
In the course of the day he paid his respects to Signor Pietro Baglioni, professor of medicine in the university, a physician of eminent repute to whom Giovanni had brought a letter of introduction.
Brave young signor," cried the tall man, throwing his arms round Alleyne, "how can we thank you enough for taking our parts against those horrible drunken barbarians.
Among the other pleasing but always strictly moral wonders which must be seen to be believed, Signor Jupe was that afternoon to
The same Signor Jupe was to 'enliven the varied performances at frequent intervals with his chaste Shaksperean quips and retorts.
I have brought your bread, Signor John Baptist,' said he (they all spoke in French, but the little man was an Italian); 'and if I might recommend you not to game--'
It was no great gift, for there was mighty little wine left; but Signor Cavalletto, jumping to his feet, received the bottle gratefully, turned it upside down at his mouth, and smacked his lips.
This "scabby one" rowed at the oar as a slave of the Grand Signor's for fourteen years, and when over thirty-four years of age, in resentment at having been struck by a Turk while at the oar, turned renegade and renounced his faith in order to be able to revenge himself; and such was his valour that, without owing his advancement to the base ways and means by which most favourites of the Grand Signor rise to power, he came to be king of Algiers, and afterwards general-on-sea, which is the third place of trust in the realm.
As it is no inconsiderable affair to spend the Carnival at Rome, especially when you have no great desire to sleep on the Piazza del Popolo, or the Campo Vaccino, they wrote to Signor Pastrini, the proprietor of the Hotel de Londres, Piazza di Spagna, to reserve comfortable apartments for them.
If Signor Muscari were English be would still be looking for highwaymen in Wandsworth.
Having restored his authority, not to leave it at risk by trusting either to the French or other outside forces, he had recourse to his wiles, and he knew so well how to conceal his mind that, by the mediation of Signor Pagolo--whom the duke did not fail to secure with all kinds of attention, giving him money, apparel, and horses--the Orsini were reconciled, so that their simplicity brought them into his power at Sinigalia.
I say this for your sake, Master Cropole, as well as for yours, Signor Pittrino.