See also: SIR, Sir, sır, sír, sîr, șir, and şîr

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sir, a borrowing from Old French sire(master, sir, lord), from Latin senior(older, elder), from senex(old). Compare sire, signor, seignior, señor.

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NounEdit

 
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sir ‎(plural sirs)

  1. A man of a higher rank or position.
  2. An address to a male military officer superior.
    Yes sir.
  3. An address to a male teacher.
  4. An address to any male, especially if his name or proper address is unknown.
    Excuse me, sir, could you tell me where the nearest bookstore is?
  5. (colloquial) Used as an intensifier after yes or no.

Coordinate termsEdit

  • (address for a military superior officer): ma'am
  • (address for a teacher): miss
  • (address for stranger): madam, ma'am, miss

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VerbEdit

sir ‎(third-person singular simple present sirs, present participle sirring, simple past and past participle sirred)

  1. To address (someone) using "sir".
    "Right this way, sir." — "You don't have to sir me."
    He sirred me! Do I really look that masculine just because I'm wearing a tie?

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LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

sir

  1. rafsi of sirji.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

sir ‎(past shir, future siridh, verbal noun sireadh, past participle sirte)

  1. seek, search, look for

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *syrъ, derived from "sour milk"

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NounEdit

sȉr m ‎(Cyrillic spelling си̏р)

  1. cheese

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *syrъ, derived from "sour milk"

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sìr m inan ‎(genitive síra, nominative plural síri)

  1. cheese

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UzbekEdit

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sir ‎(plural sirlar)

  1. secret
  2. cheese

WelshEdit

NounEdit

sir f (plural siroedd)

  1. county, shire

ZayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Silt'e [script needed](sa:r).

NounEdit

sir

  1. grass

ReferencesEdit

  • Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind