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mister

See also: Mister and míster

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Unaccented variant of master

NounEdit

mister (plural misters)

  1. Title conferred on an adult male.
    You may sit here, mister.
    • 1855, George Musalas Colvocoresses, Four Years in the Government Exploring Expedition, J. M. Fairchild & co., page 358:
      Fine day to see sights, gentlemen. Well, misters, here's the railing round the ground, and there's the paling round the tomb, eight feet deep, six feet long, and three feet wide.
    • 1908, Jack Brand, By Wild Waves Tossed: An Ocean Love Story, The McClure Company, page 90:
      There's only three misters aboard this ship, or, rather, there's only two.
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VerbEdit

mister (third-person singular simple present misters, present participle mistering, simple past and past participle mistered)

  1. (transitive) To address by the title of "mister".

Etymology 2Edit

From Anglo-Norman mester, meister (et al.), from Latin misterium, a medieval conflation of Latin ministerium (ministry) with Latin mysterium (mystery).[1]

NounEdit

mister (plural misters)

  1. (obsolete) Someone's business or function; an occupation, employment, trade.
  2. (now rare, dialectal) A kind, type of.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ix:
      The Redcrosse knight toward him crossed fast, / To weet, what mister wight was so dismayd [].
  3. (obsolete) Need (of something).
  4. (obsolete) Necessity; the necessary time.

VerbEdit

mister (third-person singular simple present misters, present participle mistering, simple past and past participle mistered)

  1. (obsolete, impersonal) To be necessary; to matter.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.vii:
      As for my name, it mistreth not to tell; / Call me the Squyre of Dames that me beseemeth well.

Etymology 3Edit

mist +‎ -er.

NounEdit

mister (plural misters)

  1. A device that makes or sprays mist.
    Odessa D. uses a mister Sunday to fight the 106-degree heat at a NASCAR race in Fontana, California.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David Wallace, Chaucerian polity: absolutist lineages and associational forms in England and Italy, Stanford University Press, 1997

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English.

NounEdit

mister m (invariable)

  1. mister (appellation)
  2. (soccer) coach (trainer)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

mister

  1. present tense of miste

PolishEdit

NounEdit

mister m

  1. Winner of a male beauty pageant.

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese mester, from Latin ministerium (employment).

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AdjectiveEdit

mister m, f (plural mister; comparable)

  1. (law) of the utmost importance
  2. necessary

NounEdit

mister m (plural misteres)

  1. office, work, employment, occupation, profession
  2. position in a profession
  3. need; necessity
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mister m (plural misters)

  1. Alternative form of míster.

SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

mister

  1. present tense of mista.