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Definition of Sir

Sir

  1. A man of social authority and dignity; a lord; a master; a gentleman; -- in this sense usually spelled sire.
  2. A title prefixed to the Christian name of a knight or a baronet.
  3. An English rendering of the LAtin Dominus, the academical title of a bachelor of arts; -- formerly colloquially, and sometimes contemptuously, applied to the clergy.
  4. A respectful title, used in addressing a man, without being prefixed to his name; -- used especially in speaking to elders or superiors; sometimes, also, used in the way of emphatic formality.

Sir Quotations

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Abraham Lincoln

What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.
Mark Twain

Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming.
Hunter S. Thompson

We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
Patrick Henry

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
Patrick Henry
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Sir Translations

sir in Danish is herre, hr.
sir in French is monsieur
sir in German is Herr, mein Herr
sir in Italian is signore
sir in Spanish is sr
sir in Swedish is adelstitel, min herre

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