- An example of a sir is Sir Edmund Hillary.
- An example of sir is how a sales person would ask a male customer if he found everything he needed.
- An example of sir is a respectful way to start a letter to a man; Dear Sir.
- a man of rank; lord
- a respectful term of address used to a man: not followed by the given name or surname and often used in the salutation of a letter: Dear Sir
- the title used before the given name or full name of a knight or baronet: Sir Walter Ralegh
- Archaic a term of address used with the title of a man's office, rank, or profession: sir priest, sir judge, sir knight
Origin of sirMiddle English ; from sire: see sire
- Sir Used as an honorific before the given name or the full name of baronets and knights.
- Used as a form of polite address for a man: Don't forget your hat, sir.
- Used as a salutation in a letter: Dear Sir or Madam.
Origin of sirMiddle English, variant of sire, sire; see Sire .
(third-person singular simple present sirs, present participle sirring, simple past and past participle sirred)
- 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?
(singular Áss, sometimes Aes)
- The principal group of benevolent deities in the Norse pantheon, representing power and war; opponents of the Vanir.
Some dictionaries have Æsir/Aesir/aesir capitalized, others present uppercase and lowercase initial as alternatives.
From Old Norse æsir.