Definitions for mrsˈmɪs ɪz, ˈmɪz ɪz; meɪˈdɑm, -ˈdæm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Mrs.*ˈmɪs ɪz, ˈmɪz ɪz; meɪˈdɑm, -ˈdæm(pl.)Mmes.

  1. a title of respect prefixed to the name of a married woman:

    Mrs. Jones.

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

    Mrs. Punctuality.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

* Usage: See Ms.

Origin of Mrs:

abbr. of mistress

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mrs, Mrs.(noun)

    a form of address for a married woman

Wiktionary

  1. Mrs(Abbreviation)

    A title used before an adult female's name or surname. Usually used with the married surname.

    1775, R B Sheridan, The Rivals:

  2. Origin: From mistress.

Freebase

  1. Mrs.

    Mrs. or Mrs is a commonly used English honorific used for women, usually for those who are married and who do not instead use another title, such as Dr, Professor, Lady, Dame, Baroness, etc. In most Commonwealth countries, a full stop is not used with the title. In the United States and Canada a period is used. Mrs. originated as a contraction of the honorific Mistress, the feminine of Mister, or Master, which was originally applied to both married and unmarried women. The split into Mrs. for married women from Ms. and Miss began during the 17th century. It is rare for Mrs. to be written in a non-abbreviated form, and the word lacks a standard unabbreviated spelling. In literature it may appear as missus or missis in dialogue. A variant in the works of Thomas Hardy and others is "Mis'ess", reflecting its etymology. Misses has been used but is ambiguous as this is a commonly used plural for Miss. The plural of Mrs. is from the French: Mesdames. This may be used as is in written correspondence, or may be abbreviated Mmes.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mrs' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #468

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mrs' in Written Corpus Frequency: #578

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mrs' in Nouns Frequency: #149


Translations for mrs

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

Mrs(noun)

a polite title given to a married woman, in writing or in speaking

Please come in, Mrs Anderson.

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