What does Monsieur mean?

Definitions for Monsieur
məˈsyœ; mɛˈsyœmon·sieur

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Monsieurnoun

    used as a French courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MONSIEURnoun

    A term of reproach for a Frenchman.

    Etymology: French.

    A Frenchman his companion;
    An eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much loves
    A Gallian girl. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.


  1. monsieur

    "Monsieur" is a French term often used as a form of address. It is equivalent to "Mr." or "Sir" in English and is typically used before a man's surname or title. It is a term of respect and is commonly used in social settings or in professional communication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monsieurnoun

    the common title of civility in France in speaking to, or of, a man; Mr. or Sir

  2. Monsieurnoun

    the oldest brother of the king of France

  3. Monsieurnoun

    a Frenchman

  4. Etymology: [F., fr. mon my + Sieur, abbrev. of seigneur lord. See Monseigneur.]


  1. Monsieur

    Monsieur is an honorific title that used to refer to or address the eldest living brother of the king in the French royal court. It is also a customary French title of respect and term of address for a French-speaking man, corresponding to such English titles as Mr. or sir.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Monsieur

    mŏ-sye′, n. sir: a title of courtesy in France=Mr in English (written M. or Mons.): the eldest brother of the king of France: a Frenchman generally—usually mounseer: a French gentleman:—pl. Messieurs (me-sye′).Monsieur de Paris, the public executioner. [Fr.,—L. meus, my, senior.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Monsieur in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Monsieur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Monsieur in a Sentence

  1. Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia:

    I see, monsieur. The auxiliaries are the servants of the verbs. It's only poor 'avoir' which has to shift for itself.

  2. Odile Kern:

    Monsieur Dior was not a normal boss, he was like family, we loved him, admired him and respected him.

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