Complete Definition of "mister"

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English

Etymology
OF. mistier trade, office, ministry, need, F. métier trade, from L. ministerium service, office, ministry; or as a weak pronunciation of "master".

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪstÉ(r)|-ɪstÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. Title of respect conferred on a man, with or without a surname added.

#:You may sit here, mister.
#:You may sit here, Mister Jones.
#* 1855, George Musalas Colvocoresses, Four Years in the Government Exploring Expedition, J. M. Fairchild & co., page 358:
#*: Fine day to see sights, gentlemen. Well, misters, here's the railing round the ground, and there's the paling round the tomb, eight feet deep, six feet long, and three feet wide.
#* 1908, Jack Brand, By Wild Waves Tossed: An Ocean Love Story, The McClure? Company, page 90:
#*: There's only three misters aboard this ship, or, rather, there's only two.

  1. Official title of a military man, usually anyone below rank of captain.
  2. Official form of address of a president of a nation; Mr. President.
  3. A warrant officer or cadet in the United States Military Academy at :w:West Point|West Point.
  4. An informal title used before a nickname or other moniker:

#: Mister Suave; Mister Baseball

  1. A device that makes or sprays mist.

#: Odessa D. uses a mister Sunday to fight the 106-degree heat at a NASCAR race in Fontana, California.

Usage notes
When followed by a surname, âmisterâ usually changes to the abbreviated form, âMr.â.

Translations

Chinese: åç (xiÄnsheng)
Esperanto: Sinjoro
Finnish: herra (1,2,3)
French: monsieur
German: Herr m (1,2,3)
Italian: signor
mid
Polish: pan m (1,2,3)
Portuguese: senhor m
Romanian: domn m
Russian: гÑажданин (graždanín), гоÑподин (gospodín)
Scottish Gaelic: Maighstir m
Slovene: gospod
Spanish: Señor

See also
demister
master
mistress
Mr.
Mrs.
Miss
Ms.
Dr.
Doctor


Portuguese

Pronunciation
IPA|/miÊËtÉɾ/

Etymology
Probably from L. ministerium.

Noun
mister m

  1. work, duty, task.
  2. mission, vocation.
  3. aim, goal, object.

Category:Portuguese nouns


Swedish

Verb
mister

  1. present tense of mista

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Revision and Credits for"mister"
  • 2007-12-23 05:07 - EncycloPetey - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/202.182.139.70|202.182.139.70]] ([[User_talk:202.182.139.70|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:VolkovBot|VolkovBot]]

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