Definitions for MSmɪz; ˈmɪz əz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. manuscript.

  2. Mississippi.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. motorship.

    Category: Nautical

  4. multiple sclerosis.

    Category: Pathology

Ms.*mɪz; ˈmɪz əz(pl.)Mses.

  1. a title of respect prefixed to a woman's name: unlike Miss or Mrs., it does not depend upon or indicate her marital status.

  2. a title prefixed to a mock surname that is used to represent possession of a particular attribute, identity, etc.:

    Ms. Cooperation.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

* Usage: Ms . came into use in the 1940s. In the early 1970s the women's movement adopted and encouraged the use of Ms . on the grounds that since a man's marital status is not revealed by Mr., a woman's status should not be revealed by her title. Since then Ms . has gained wide currency, esp. in business and professional spheres.Pron: The pronunciation of Ms. (miz) is identical with one standard South Midland and Southern U.S. pronunciation of Mrs.


  1. meter per second.

    Category: Weights and Measures


  1. mail steamer.

    Category: Nautical

  2. Master of Science.

    Category: Education

  3. Master of Surgery.

    Category: Education, Medicine

Princeton's WordNet

  1. multiple sclerosis, MS, disseminated sclerosis, disseminated multiple sclerosis(noun)

    a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers

  2. Mississippi, Magnolia State, MS(noun)

    a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War

  3. Master of Science, MS, SM, MSc(noun)

    a master's degree in science

  4. manuscript, ms(noun)

    the form of a literary work submitted for publication

  5. Ms, Ms.(noun)

    a form of address for a woman


  1. Ms(Noun)

    A title used before an adult female's name or surname instead of Miss or Mrs.

  2. ms(Abbreviation)

    Metres per second.

  3. Origin: Pre-19th century contraction of "Mistress" (; widely adopted by feminists from the 1970s onwards as a non-sexist title that does not reveal or assume the marital status of the woman to which it is applied, by analogy with Mr, which functions in this way.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. MS

    Common net abbreviation for Microsoft, everybody's least favorite monopoly.


  1. Ms.

    "Ms" or "Ms." is an English honorific used with the last name or full name of a woman, intended as a default form of address for women regardless of their marital status. Like "Miss" and "Mrs.", the term "Ms." has its origins in the female English title once used for all women, "Mistress". It was invented in the 20th century. Various plural forms used are "Mss.", "Mses.", and "Mmes."

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MS' in Nouns Frequency: #1995

Anagrams of MS

  1. SM, Sm

Translations for MS

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a polite title given, especially in writing, to a woman, whether married or unmarried

Ms Johnson.

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