sir


sir
/serr/, n.
1. a respectful or formal term of address used to a man: No, sir.
2. (cap.) the distinctive title of a knight or baronet: Sir Walter Scott.
3. (cap.) a title of respect for some notable personage of ancient times: Sir Pandarus of Troy.
4. a lord or gentleman: noble sirs and ladies.
5. an ironic or humorous title of respect: sir critic.
6. Archaic. a title of respect used before a noun to designate profession, rank, etc.: sir priest; sir clerk.
[1250-1300; ME; unstressed var. of SIRE]

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(as used in expressions)
Abbott Sir John Joseph Caldwell
Ahmad Khan Sir Sayyid
Allbutt Sir Thomas Clifford
Alma Tadema Sir Lawrence
Amis Sir Kingsley William
Andros Sir Edmund
Arkwright Sir Richard
Ashton Sir Frederick William Mallandaine
Attenborough Sir David Frederick
Ayckbourn Sir Alan
Ayer Sir Alfred Jules
Banerjea Sir Surendranath
Banks Sir Joseph
Bannister Sir Roger Gilbert
Banting Sir Frederick Grant
Barrie Sir James Matthew
Bartlett Sir Frederic Charles
Barton Sir Derek Harold Richard
Bax Sir Arnold Edward Trevor
Bayliss Sir William Maddock
Beaton Sir Cecil Walter Hardy
Beecham Sir Thomas
Beerbohm Sir Henry Maximilian
Bentham Sir Samuel
Berkeley Sir William
Berlin Sir Isaiah
Bessemer Sir Henry
Betjeman Sir John
Bing Sir Rudolf
Birtwistle Sir Harrison Paul
Black Sir James Whyte
Blackstone Sir William
Bliss Sir Arthur Edward Drummond
Bogarde Sir Dirk
Borden Sir Frederick William
Borden Sir Robert Laird
Bowman Sir William
Bragg Sir William Henry
Brook Sir Peter Stephen Paul
Browne Sir Thomas
Brunel Sir Marc Isambard
Burne Jones Sir Edward Coley
Burnet Sir Frank Macfarlane
Burt Sir Cyril Lodowic
Burton Sir Richard Francis
Campbell Bannerman Sir Henry
Carteret Sir George
Cartier Sir George Étienne Baronet
Casement Sir Roger David
Cayley Sir George
Chain Sir Ernst Boris
Chamberlain Sir Joseph Austen
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin
Cheke Sir John
Cheyne Sir William Watson
Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer
Clinton Sir Henry
Cockburn Sir Alexander James Edmund 10th Baronet
Coke Sir Edward
Conan Doyle Sir Arthur
Connery Sir Sean
Corrigan Sir Dominic John
Cotton Sir Robert Bruce
Coward Sir Noë l Peirce
Craig Sir James Henry
Cripps Sir Richard Stafford
Crowe Sir Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart
Cunard Sir Samuel 1st Baronet
Currie Sir Arthur William
Davenant Sir William
Davies Sir Peter Maxwell
Davis Sir Colin Rex
Davy Sir Humphry
De Havilland Sir Geoffrey
Dewar Sir James
Dilke Sir Charles Wentworth 2nd Baronet
Dolin Sir Anton
Douglas Sir James
Drake Sir Francis
Dummett Sir Michael Anthony Eardley
Eddington Sir Arthur Stanley
Elgar Sir Edward William
Empson Sir William
Epstein Sir Jacob
Etherege Sir George
Evans Sir Arthur John
Evans Pritchard Sir Edward Evan
Fairbairn Sir William
Fisher Sir Ronald Aylmer
Fleming Sir Alexander
Fortescue Sir John
Frazer Sir James George
Frobisher Sir Martin
Frost Sir David Paradine
Galt Sir Alexander Tilloch
Galton Sir Francis
Galway Sir James
Gielgud Sir Arthur John
Gilbert Sir Humphrey
Gilbert Sir William Schwenck
Golding Sir William Gerald
Gollancz Sir Victor
Gorges Sir Ferdinando
Gosse Sir Edmund
Grenfell Sir Wilfred Thomason
Grey Sir Edward 3rd Baronet
Grierson Sir George Abraham
Grove Sir George
Guinness de Cuffe Sir Alec
Gull Sir William Withey
Guthrie Sir William Tyrone
Haggard Sir Henry Rider
Hale Sir Matthew
Haley Sir William John
Hall Sir James
Hall Sir Peter Reginald Frederick
Harden Sir Arthur
Harris Sir Arthur Travers 1st Baronet
Harrison Sir Rex
Hawkins Sir John
Heath Sir Edward Richard George
Helpmann Sir Robert Murray
Hicks Sir John Richard
Hillary Sir Edmund Percival
Hitchcock Sir Alfred
Hopkins Sir Anthony
Hopkins Sir Frederick Gowland
Hoyle Sir Fred
Hughes Sir Samuel
Huxley Sir Julian Sorell
Iqbal Sir Muhammad
Irving Sir Henry
Jameson Sir Leander Starr
Jeans Sir James Hopwood
Jeffreys Sir Harold
John Sir Elton Hercules
Johnson Sir William 1st Baronet
Jones Sir William
Kendrew Sir John Cowdery
Korda Sir Alexander
Krebs Sir Hans Adolf
LaFontaine Sir Louis Hippolyte Baronet
Landseer Sir Edwin Henry
Laurier Sir Wilfrid
Lean Sir David
Liddell Hart Sir Basil Henry
Lipton Sir Thomas Johnstone
Littleton Sir Thomas
Lovell Sir Alfred Charles Bernard
Lutyens Sir Edwin Landseer
Lyell Sir Charles
Macdonald Sir John Alexander
Mackenzie Sir Alexander
Mackenzie Sir Edward Montague Compton
Mackenzie Sir James
MacMillan Sir Kenneth
Maine Sir Henry James Sumner
Malory Sir Thomas
Mandeville Sir John
Maxim Sir Hiram Stevens
McCartney Sir James Paul
McKellen Sir Ian Murray
Medawar Sir Peter Brian
Menzies Sir Robert Gordon
Millais Sir John Everett
Morgan Sir Henry
Mosley Sir Oswald Ernald 6th Baronet
Murray Sir James Augustus Henry
Naipaul Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad
Newton Sir Isaac
Nolan Sir Sidney
Nurse Sir Paul M.
Osler Sir William
Paget Sir James
Parsons Sir Charles Algernon
Peel Sir Robert 2nd Baronet
Petrie Sir William Matthew Flinders
Petty Sir William
Pevsner Sir Nikolaus
Pinero Sir Arthur Wing
Pollock Sir Frederick 3rd Baronet
Popper Sir Karl Raimund
Poynings Sir Edward
Pride Sir Thomas
Pringle Sir John
Pritchett Sir Victor Sawdon
Quiller Couch Sir Arthur Thomas
Raeburn Sir Henry
Raffles Sir Thomas Stamford
Raleigh Sir Walter
Raman Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata
Rattigan Sir Terence Mervyn
Redgrave Sir Michael Scudamore
Reed Sir Carol
Reynolds Sir Joshua
Richardson Sir Ralph David
Roberts Sir Charles George Douglas
Ross Sir Ronald
Ross Sir William David
Ryle Sir Martin
Sabine Sir Edward
Scott Sir Peter Markham
Scott Sir Walter 1st Baronet
Shackleton Sir Ernest Henry
Sherrington Sir Charles Scott
Sidney Sir Philip
Siemens Sir Charles William
Simpson Sir James Young
Soane Sir John
Solti Sir Georg
Sopwith Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch
Spender Sir Stephen Harold
Stanley Sir Henry Morton
Steele Sir Richard
Stephen Sir James Fitzjames 1st Baronet
Stephen Sir Leslie
Stirling Sir James Frazer
Stoppard Sir Tom
Suckling Sir John
Sullivan Sir Arthur Seymour
Swan Sir Joseph Wilson
Taylor Sir Geoffrey Ingram
Temple Sir William
Tenniel Sir John
Thomson Sir Joseph John
Tippett Sir Michael Kemp
Tree Sir Herbert Draper Beerbohm
Tutu Sir Desmond Mpilo
Tylor Sir Edward Burnett
Ustinov Sir Peter Alexander
Van Dyck Sir Anthony
Vanbrugh Sir John
Vane Sir Henry
Sir Henry Vane the Younger
Wallace William Sir
Wallis Sir Barnes Neville
Walpole Sir Hugh Seymour
Walsingham Sir Francis
Walton Sir William Turner
Watson Watt Sir Robert Alexander
Welensky Sir Roy
Whittle Sir Frank
Whitworth Sir Joseph
Wodehouse Sir Pelham Grenville
Wren Sir Christopher
Wright Sir Almroth Edward
Sir Thomas
Younghusband Sir Francis Edward
Bulwer Sir William Henry Lytton Earle
Douglas Home Sir Alec
Hoare Sir Samuel John Gurney 2nd Baronet

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