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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sir /ˈsɝ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sir n.
 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.
    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?”
 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.”
 Sir reverance. See under Reverence, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: term of address for a man
      2: a title used before the name of knight or baronet