Meaning of SIR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsər ]


Etymology: Middle English, from sire

Date: 13th century


a. : a man entitled to be addressed as sir — used as a title before the given name of a knight or baronet and formerly sometimes before the given name of a priest

b. : a man of rank or position


a. — used as a usually respectful form of address

b. capitalized — used as a conventional form of address in the salutation of a letter

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.