Definition of sir in English:

sir

Syllabification: sir
Pronunciation: /sər
 
/
(also Sir)

noun

1Used as a polite or respectful way of addressing a man, especially one in a position of authority: excuse me, sir
More example sentences
  • He cleared his throat before saying, ‘Excuse me, sirs, but if you don't calm down, we're going to have to ask you to leave.’
  • ‘Please excuse me, sirs,’ Julian said quietly, then slipped away as discreetly as he could.
  • We heard you say you want to get on with your life, but, with all due respect, sir, getting on with our lives isn't an option.
1.1Used to address a man at the beginning of a formal or business letter: Dear Sir
More example sentences
  • Dear Sir / Madam, We look for serious buyer for a coal mining exploration company.
  • Dear Sir / Madam, we have logged your IP-address on more than 40 illegal Websites.
  • Dear Sir, my address this afternoon consists of six parts.
1.2(In Britain) used as a title before the given name of a knight or baronet.
More example sentences
  • Arthur announced, 'You are indeed brave, sir knight, but the fight is mine!'.
  • Wedding bells are in the air at Huntington Stadium after good sir knight Norris and fair maiden Rosemary Westmoreland recreated one of the happiest moments of their lives.
  • You, sir knight,’ he pointed at Michael with his staff, ‘Have been chosen by the Lord for this age, and this time.’
1.3 another expression for siree.

Origin

Middle English: reduced form of sire.

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