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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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But the gentlemen persuaded Caxton until at last he undertook to "imprint a book of the noble histories of the said King Arthur and of certaine of his knights, after a copy unto me delivered, which copy Sir Thomas Malory tooke out of certaine bookes in the Frenche, and reduced it into English."
LADY LUNDIE pointed significantly to the door, and addressed herself to Sir Patrick's private ear.
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!
"Sir Leicester and Lady Dedlock, as I have already apologized for intruding on you, I cannot do better than be very brief.
"Don't keep it waiting, sir, on my account," said Mrs.
Then Sir Richard, with David beside him and his men-at-arms around, turned about and left the fair.
'I beg your pardon, Sir?' returned Kit, looking down from the ladder.
"Later, Sir Oliver," answered the old soldier, wiping his grimed face.
'And I have done right, have I?' demanded Sir Mulberry.
'Sir,' said Mr Tappertit with a low bow, 'I thank you for this condescension, and am glad to see you.
'Now, the fact is, that beyond a few hundreds, the lady has little or nothing till the death of her mother--fine old lady, my dear Sir.'
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.