- 1Used as a polite or respectful way of addressing a man, especially one in a position of authority: excuse me, sirMore 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 SirMore 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.
Middle English: reduced form of sire.
More definitions of sirDefinition of sir in:
- The British & World English dictionary