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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.
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Sorry to keep you a-waitin', Sir, but I'll attend to you directly.
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.
On Tuesday last, at St George's, Hanover Square, by the Right Reverend the Bishop of Llandaff, Sir Mulberry Hawk, of Mulberry Castle, North Wales, to Catherine, only daughter of the late Nicholas Nickleby, Esquire, of Devonshire.
Pardon the menial office in which I am engaged, sir, and extend your sympathies to one, who, humble as his appearance is, has inn'ard workings far above his station.
Through this wild country it was that Sir Nigel and his Company pushed their way, riding at times through vast defiles where the brown, gnarled cliffs shot up on either side of them, and the sky was but a long winding blue slit between the clustering lines of box which fringed the lips of the precipices; or, again leading their horses along the narrow and rocky paths worn by the muleteers upon the edges of the chasm, where under their very elbows they could see the white streak which marked the
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.
Clements was to make some approach at least to the discovery of Sir Percival's secret, and she had said nothing as yet which advanced me on my way to that important end.
Why, Sir, I don't think he can be in earnest when he says that.
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.