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Definition of "sir" []

  • Used as an honorific before the given name or the full name of baronets and knights. (noun)
  • Used as a form of polite address for a man: Don't forget your hat, sir. (noun)
  • Used as a salutation in a letter: Dear Sir or Madam. (noun)
  • A formal or polite term of address for a man (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A gentleman of high social status (noun)

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Use "sir" in a sentence
  • ""He read, sir," rejoined Pott, laying his hand on Mr. Pickwick's knee and looking round with a smile of intellectual superiority, "he read for metaphysics under the letter _M_, and for China under the letter _C_, and _combined his information_, _sir_.""
  • "Romney would more than likely get confused, if he ever had to decide on military action, if he was American or the Taliban, and this sir is a risk no American can take. best quote today so far. jim"
  • "God, sir, is most definitely guiding and protecting your steps."