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Sir meaning

sir - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. a title used before the name of knight or baronet
  2. 2. A title prefixed to the Christian name of a knight or a baronet.
  3. 3. A man of social authority and dignity; a lord; a master; a gentleman; - in this sense usually spelled sire.
  4. 4. An English rendering of the LAtin Dominus, the academical title of a bachelor of arts; - formerly colloquially, and sometimes contemptuously, applied to the clergy.
  5. 5. A respectful title, used in addressing a man, without being prefixed to his name; - used especially in speaking to elders or superiors; sometimes, also, used in the way of emphatic formality.
  6. 6. Word of respect used in addressing a man; title of a knight or baronet.

sir - examples of usage

  1. " I dinna ken, sir," was the odd response.
  2. " I'm verra, verra glad, sir," he replied.
  3. " Yes, sir," said she, " every penny."
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