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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. term of address for a man;

2. a title used before the name of knight or baronet;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] He was crowned lord and sire. --Gower. [1913 Webster] In the election of a sir so rare. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A title prefixed to the Christian name of a knight or a baronet. [1913 Webster] Sir Horace Vere, his brother, was the principal in the active part. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Sir reverance. See under Reverence, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sir n 1: term of address for a man 2: a title used before the name of knight or baronet
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SIR Selective Information Retrieval
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SIR Sicherheit im Rechenzentrum (TPS)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SIR Serial InfraRed (HP)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SIR Save Instruction Recognition
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SIR Statistical Information Retrieval
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

SIR Sustained Information Rate (SMDS)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

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)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

SIRE. A title of honor given to kings or emperors in speaking or writing to them.