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sir


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sir  \Sir\,  n.  [OE.  sire,  F.  sire,  contr.  from  the  nominative  L. 
  senior  an  elder,  elderly  person,  compar.  of  senex,senis,  an 
  aged  person;  akin  to  Gr  ???  old  Skr.  sana,  Goth.  sineigs 
  old  sinista  eldest,  Ir  &  Gael.  sean  old  W.  hen.  Cf 
  {Seignior},  {Senate},  {Seneschal},  {Senior},  {Senor}, 
  {Signor},  {Sire},  {Sirrah}.] 
  1.  A  man  of  social  authority  and  dignity;  a  lord;  a  master;  a 
  gentleman;  --  in  this  sense  usually  spelled  sire.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  was  crowned  lord  and  sire.  --Gower. 
 
  In  the  election  of  a  sir  so  rare  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  title  prefixed  to  the  Christian  name  of  a  knight  or  a 
  baronet. 
 
  Sir  Horace  Vere,  his  brother,  was  the  principal  in 
  the  active  part  --Bacon. 
 
  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.  --Nares. 
 
  Instead  of  a  faithful  and  painful  teacher,  they  hire 
  a  Sir  John,  which  hath  better  skill  in  playing  at 
  tables,  or  in  keeping  of  a  garden,  than  in  God's 
  word  --Latimer. 
 
  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.  ``What's  that  to  you  sir?'' 
  --Sheridan. 
 
  Note:  Anciently,  this  title,  was  often  used  when  a  person  was 
  addressed  as  a  man  holding  a  certain  office,  or 
  following  a  certain  business.  ``Sir  man  of  law.''  ``Sir 
  parish  priest.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Sir  reverance}.  See  under  {Reverence},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sir 
  n  1:  term  of  address  for  a  man 
  2:  (British)  a  title  used  before  the  name  of  knight  or  baronet 
  [syn:  {Sir}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SIR 
 
  1.    An  early  system  on  the  {IBM  650}. 
 
  [Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16,  May  1959]. 
 
  2.    Serial  Infrared.  An  {infrared}  {standard}  from 
  {IrDA},  part  of  {IrDA  Data}.  SIR  supports  {asynchronous} 
  communications  at  9600  bps  -  115.2  Kbps,  at  a  distance  of  up 
  to  1  metre. 
 
  [Reference?] 
 
  (1999-10-14) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SIR 
  Save  Instruction  Recognition 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SIR 
  Selective  Information  Retrieval 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SIR 
  Sicherheit  im  Rechenzentrum  (TPS) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SIR 
  Serial  InfraRed  HP 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SIR 
  Statistical  Information  Retrieval 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  SIR 
  Sustained  Information  Rate  (SMDS) 
 
 




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