- A man of a higher rank or position.
- An address to a military superior of either sex.
- Yes sir.
- 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?
(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?
From Middle English sir, from Old French sire (“master, sir, lord"), from Latin senior (“older, elder"), from senex (“old"). Compare sire, signor, seignior, seÃ±or.
- (UK) The titular prefix given to a knight or baronet
(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.