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Definition of sir:

  1. A man of social authority and dignity; a lord; a master; a gentleman; - in this sense usually spelled sire.
  2. 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.
  3. A title prefixed to the Christian name of a knight or a baronet.
  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.

Synonyms:

headmaster, instructor, lord, educator, housemaster, You, Bud, faculty, coach, knight, sire, governor, headmistress, baron, head, Chief, priest, Mister, houseparent, headteacher.

Usage examples:

  • " That I can do, sir.

    - "With Moore At Corunna", G. A. Henty.
  • Here I met with Sir.

    - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  • Of course I do, sir.

    - "A Mysterious Disappearance", Gordon Holmes.