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Usage statistics for the noun sir:

spoken English42.31%written English57.69%
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The word sir is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sir

What does sir mean as a name of something?

Sir is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • sir: sirs
  • Sir: Sirs

  1. term of address for a man
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: adult male / man = an adult person who is male
  2. a title used before the name of knight or baronet

Alternative definition of the noun sir


  1. A man of a higher rank or position.
  2. An address to a military superior of either sex.
  3. An address to any male, especially if his name or proper address is unknown.

Other definitions of sir

What does sir also mean?


  1. [manufacturing] surface insulation resistance


  1. "Sir" a.k.a. "The Debt" is a film, directed by John Madden and written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Peter Straughan, based on a story by Assaf Bernstein & Ido Rosenblum.
  2. "Sir" is a 1993 Bollywood film directed by Mahesh Bhatt starring Naseeruddin Shah, Pooja Bhatt, Atul Agnihotri and Paresh Rawal. The film was remade in Telugu as Gangmaster with Dr. Rajasekhar.


"Sir" is a book by Mildred Cram.


  1. Sir is a fictional character from the 1993 film Jaagruti.
  2. Sir is a fictional character from the 2008 film Chirasathi.
  3. Sir is a fictional character from the 1997 film Truth or Consequences, N.M..
  4. Sir is a fictional character from the 1983 film The Dresser.
  5. Sir: S.I.R. Stands for a Standard-issue Information Retrieval unit. It is a form of information-gathering robot used by the Irken race in the TV show Invader Zim. They are designed to assist any Invader in their conquest of planets. Each Invader gets a SIR Unit for their mission. Unlike other invaders, Zim received a unit made from old SIR parts and junk by the Almighty Tallest. This unit is named GIR, who is Zim's sidekick and a main character in the show. The only other named SIR unit is MiMi, who belongs to Tak.
  6. Sir is a fictional character from the 2005 film Buckaroo.
  7. Sir is a fictional character from the 1987 film Terminus.
  8. Sir is a fictional character from the 2002 film Cadet Kelly.
  9. Sir is a fiction character from the book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. He appears in The Miserable Mill, the fourth novel, and The Penultimate Peril, the twelfth novel.
  10. Sir a.k.a. Gerald Martin is a fictional character in The Bicentennial Man.

There are other characters with in their name, like Big Sir, Sir Kay, Sir Hugh, Sir John, Sir Billi, Sir Ector, Sir Harry, Sir Henry, Sir James, Sir Peter, Sir Simon, Sir Daniel, Sir Edmund, Sir Edward, Sir Gawain, Sir George, Sir Joseph, Sir Norman, Sir Thomas and Sir Charles.


  1. "Sir" a.k.a. ""Sir"" is a musical album of Simon Fisher Turner.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  2. "Sir" is a musical album of Anu Malik, soundtrack.
    • also known as Sir Soundtrack
  3. "Sir" a.k.a. "Sır" is a musical album of Grup Kızılırmak.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  4. "Sir" is a musical album of Velvet Hammer.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  5. "Sir" a.k.a. "Sır" is a composition.


Who is Sir?

Sir a.k.a. Danny Lee is a Hong Kong actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, action director and presenter. He is known for frequently portraying Hong Kong police officers in films such as Law With Two Phases, The Killer and The Untold Story.


Sir is a musical group.

  • albums: "The Night I Met My Second Wife", "Trapped in a World of Make Believe", "The Brando Room", "Tears Again", "The Devil Has My Double"


  1. Sir a.k.a. Sion Airport is the airport of the city of Sion, Switzerland. and is located 2.
  2. Sir a.k.a. Sir, Jenin: Sir is a Palestinian town in the Jenin Governorate in the western area of the West Bank, located 18 kilometers south of Jenin. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 769 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.
  3. SIR a.k.a. The University of Southern California School of International Relations is the 3rd oldest school of international relations in the world. A subdivision within the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the school is known for teaching, and hiring faculty who concentrate in, a variety of worldviews.

There are other places with in their name, like Sir Zar, Coleg Sir Gâr, Sir Johns Run, Sir Walter Scott, Villers-Sir-Simon, Sir Matt Busby Way, Bailleul-Sir-Berthoult, Sir Separanlu-ye Sofla, Sir John Deane's College, Sir Thomas Picton School, Sir George Monoux College, Sir John Forrest Memorial, Sir John Nelthorpe School, Sir John Cass Redcoat School, Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Sir William Perkins's School, Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.


  1. Sir is an honorific address used as a courtesy title to address a man without using his given name or family name in many English speaking cultures. It is often used in formal correspondence.
  2. Sir a.k.a. Siri Language: Siri is a highly endangered Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Bauchi State, Nigeria.
    • also known as Sirawa
  3. The Sir were a Turkic tribe mentioned in the Orkhon inscriptions in the 8th century. They are thought by some scholars to be related to Sarmatian Siraces.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sir

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Arctic (2012)

by Mark Nuttall

Anthony Fifth Thule Expedition Fisher, Alexander Foxe, Luke Franklin, Lady Jane Franklin, Sir John Freuchen, Peter Frobisher, Sir Martin Gilder, William Henry Greely, Adolphus W. Grinnell, Henry Hall, Charles F. Haven, Edwin J. De Hayes, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Scientists (2007)

by Elizabeth H. Oakes

AFrIcA Fossey, Diane Goodall, Jane ArGentInA Leloir, Luis Federico AustrALIA Bennett, Isobel Ida Burnet, Sir Frank Macfarlane Caldicott, Helen (and U.S.) Eccles, Sir John Fawcett, Stella Grace Maisie Hill, Dorothy Nyholm, Ronald Sydney ...

Google previewThe Thespian Dictionary; Or, Dramatic Biography of the Eighteenth Century; Containing Sketches of the Lives, Productions, &c. of All the Principal Managers, Dramatists, Composers, Commentators, Actors, and Actresses, of the United Kingdom: Interspersed with Several Original Anecdotes; and Forming a Concise History of the English Stage. [With Portraits.] (1802)

Alexander the Great Andrews, Lancelot Aram, Eugene Arkwright, Sir Rd. Armstrong, Jobn Bacon, Jobn Bacon, Francis Baddeley, Mr. Barclay, Rohert Betterton, Thomas Bigge, Jobn Blood, Thomas Bolssi, Lewis de Brown, Sir Wm. Burns, ...

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Usage statistics about sir

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun sir:

spoken English42.31%written English57.69% conversational speech36.03%task-oriented speech63.97% imaginative writing71.24%informational writing28.76%

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Small photo of LONDON - SEP 18, 2017: Sir Elton John and David Furnish attends the Kingsman: The Golden Circle World Premiere at Odeon Leicester SquareSmall photo of London,UK,May 28th 2018,Vitality London 10,000 takes place in London. Winners Steph Twell, Sir Mo Farah pose with their trophies and Jessica Ennis-Hill.Small photo of London,UK,May 28th 2018,Vitality London 10,000 takes place in London. Winners Steph Twell, Sir Mo Farah pose with their trophies and Jessica Ennis-Hill.Small photo of MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MARCH 16, 2018: A stamp printed in Republic of Yemen shows Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), statesman, Prime Minister, in memory of man of world peace, 1965Small photo of Westminster London England - March 7 2018: view of the famous black statue of Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square near House of Parliament and Abbey on stone plinth from belowSmall photo of SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - Dec 21, 2017: The Indiana Challenge Rope Course, a replica of the sailing boat which brought Sir Stamford Raffles to Singapore in 1819, in Outward Bound Singapore campus.Small photo of Alcudia, Malorca / Spain - February 4, 2014: Skyteam cycling team rider former Tour de France 2012 winner Sir Bradley Wiggins holds a bottle on his mouth before a training pre-season session in mallor More...

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Quotes about Sir

Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway. (Richard Branson)
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Scrabble value of S1I1R1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SIR

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