- (UK) IPA(key): /sɜː(ɹ)/
- (US) enPR: sûr, IPA(key): /sɝ/, [sɚ]
- (Scotland) IPA(key): /sɪr/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)
sir or Sir (plural sirs)
- A man of a higher rank or position.
- An address to a male military officer superior.
- Yes sir.
- An address to a male teacher.
- 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?
- (colloquial) Used as an intensifier after yes or no.
- (address for a military superior officer): ma'am
- (address for a teacher): miss
- (address for stranger): madam, ma'am, miss
man of a higher rank or position
address to a military superior
address to any male, especially if his name or proper address is unknown
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
Translations to be checked
- 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?
- sir in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- sir in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
sȉr m (Cyrillic spelling си̏р)
declension of sir
Declension of sìr (masculine inan., hard o-stem)