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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

You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Samuel Johnson

A blind bloke walks into a shop with a guide dog. He picks the Dog up and starts swinging it around his head. Alarmed, a shop assistant calls out: 'Can I help, sir?' 'No thanks,' says the blind bloke. 'Just looking.'
Tommy Cooper

There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.
Samuel Johnson

If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir.
William Tecumseh Sherman
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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