- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɜː(ɹ)/
- (US) enPR: ˈsûr, IPA(key): /ˈsɝ, ˈsɜːɹ/, [ˈsɚ]
- (Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈsɪɹ/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)
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
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- 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?
- (titles) (of a man): Mr (Mister, mister), Sir (sir); (of a woman): Ms (Miz, mizz), Mrs (Mistress, mistress), Miss (miss), Dame (dame), (of a non-binary person): Mx (Mixter); (see also): Dr (Doctor, doctor), Madam (madam, ma'am) (Category: en:Titles)
- 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)