sir


sir
sir [ weak sər, strong sɜr ] *
1. ) SPOKEN used as a polite way of speaking to a man. This word can be used by someone who works in a store or restaurant for speaking to a customer, by someone speaking to a senior officer, or by someone speaking to another person whose name they do not know:
That'll be $5.50, please, sir.
Would you like a drink, sir?
Excuse me sir, do you know what the time is?
a ) AMERICAN used by a boy or young man as a polite way of speaking to an older man:
Does your mother know about this? No, sir.
2. ) BRITISH SPOKEN used by students for talking to or about a male teacher:
If you don't know the answer, ask sir.
Sir, may I go to the toilet?
3. ) Sir used before the name of a man who is a KNIGHT or BARONET
Dear Sir
used for beginning a letter to a man whose name you do not know
yes/no sir AMERICAN INFORMAL OLD-FASHIONED
used for emphasizing what you are saying:
Yes sir, we're really rolling now.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sir — sir …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • şirələnmə — «Şirələnmək»dən f. is …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

  • Sir-J — экс D.O.B. Community Sir J на фотосессии альбома …   Википедия

  • Æsir — gathered around the body of Baldur. Painting by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg 1817. In Old Norse, áss (or ǫss, ás, plural æsir; feminine ásynja, plural ásynjur) is the term denoting a member of the principal pantheon in Norse paganism. This… …   Wikipedia

  • şir — ŞIR, şiruri, s.n. 1. Grup, mulţime de fiinţe sau de lucruri dispuse în succesiune, desfăşurate în linie (dreaptă); rând, şirag (1). ♢ loc. adv. şi adj. În şir = în rând unul după altul. ♦ Şirag (2). ♦ (înv.) Rând scris sau tipărit. ♦ Lanţ de… …   Dicționar Român

  • sir — ● sir nom masculin (anglais sir, du français sire) Titre d honneur chez les Anglais, précédant le prénom suivi ou non du nom de famille. ● sir (difficultés) nom masculin (anglais sir, du français sire) Prononciation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sir — W3 [sə strong sə: $ sər strong sə:r] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: SIRE1] 1.) spoken used when speaking to a man in order to be polite or show respect ▪ Report back to me in an hour, sergeant. Yes, sir. ▪ Can I help you, sir? ▪ Sir! You dropped… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sir — es una palabra del idioma inglés que significa señor. Tiene varios contextos. Era usado como un término de cortesía entre personas iguales. Su uso en la actualidad está reservado para personas que poseen un estatus o un rango mayor; como cuando… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sir — Sir, n. [OE. sire, F. sire, contr. from the nominative L. senior an elder, elderly person, compar. of senex,senis, an aged person; akin to Gr. ??? old, Skr. sana, Goth. sineigs old, sinista eldest, Ir. & Gael. sean old, W. hen. Cf. {Seignior},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sir — 〈[ sœ:] m. 6〉 1. 〈i. w. S.〉 Herr (engl. Anrede ohne Namen) 2. 〈i. e. S.〉 (engl. Titel für Adlige, meist nur mit dem Vornamen gebraucht); →a. Lady [<mengl. sire; zu senior „älter“] * * * SIR: DIN Kurzzeichen für Styrol Isopren Kautschuke …   Universal-Lexikon


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.