What does mister mean?

Definitions for mister
ˈmɪs tərmis·ter

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mister.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mister, Mr, Mr.noun

    a form of address for a man


  1. Misternoun

    General title or respect of an adult male.

    This is Mister Smith, assistant to the President.

  2. Misternoun

    Official title of a military man, usually anyone below rank of captain.

  3. Misternoun

    Official form of address of a president of a nation; Mister President.

  4. Misternoun

    A warrant officer or cadet in the United States Military Academy at West Point.

  5. Misternoun

    An informal title used before a nickname or other moniker:

    Mister Suave; Mister Baseball

  6. Etymology: Unaccented variant of master in french, influenced by magister in latin, maistre in old french and Meister in german.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Misteradjective

    What mister, what kind of.

    Etymology: from mestier, trade, French.

    The redcross knight toward him crossed fast,
    To weet what mister wight was so dismay’d,
    There him he finds all senseless and aghast. Edmund Spenser.


  1. mister

    Mister, usually written in its contracted form Mr. or Mr, is a commonly used English honorific for men without a higher honorific, or professional title, or any of various designations of office. The title 'Mr' derived from earlier forms of master, as the equivalent female titles Mrs, Miss, and Ms all derived from earlier forms of mistress. Master is sometimes still used as an honorific for boys and young men. The modern plural form is Misters, although its usual formal abbreviation Messrs(.) derives from use of the French title messieurs in the 18th century. Messieurs is the plural of monsieur (originally mon sieur, "my lord"), formed by declining both of its constituent parts separately.


  1. Mister

    Mister is a polite form of address used before a man's name to show respect, typically used in formal or professional settings. It is an honorific title similar to Mr., typically used for adult males.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misternoun

    a title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a man or youth. It is usually written in the abbreviated form Mr

  2. Misterverb

    to address or mention by the title Mr.; as, he mistered me in a formal way

  3. Misternoun

    a trade, art, or occupation

  4. Misternoun

    manner; kind; sort

  5. Misternoun

    need; necessity

  6. Misterverb

    to be needful or of use

  7. Etymology: [See Master, and cf. Mistress.]



    MISTER is a personal rapid transit system developed in Poland. It belongs to the group of PRT systems using a carriage suspended by a rail, mounted so its bottom is approximately six metres above the ground. Olgierd Mikosza, the inventor of the system, claims that switching rails at intersections will be done at full speed of about 50 km/h, with a minimum spacing of 10 m. In addition, adding new intersections and stops should require very little modification to the current network. The pod's carriage wheels descend to grab the side of a triangular structural truss. To switch to another direction, the wheels on the other side of the carriage descend to grab a track on the other side, and lift the first side away. Considerable thought has gone into reducing the system's cost. The system reuses existing rights of way. The main tracks are about 10 metres in the air, so that there is no interference with ground traffic, and the truss can go down the centre of a street. The triangular octahedral truss that forms the track is strong, small, lightweight, sheds snow and is above floods. The tracks provide power, so that the vehicles have no heavy, expensive batteries. The design speed of 50 km/h is slow enough that aerodynamic loads are small. The main disadvantage of the pod design is that it is not very aerodynamic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mister

    mis′tėr, n. (Spens.) manner, kind: (Scot.) necessity.—v.i. (Spens.) to need, require: to be poor: to be necessary. [O. Fr. mestier (Fr. métier), trade—L. ministerium, service.]

  2. Mister

    mis′tėr, n. sir: a title of address to a man, written Mr. [A corr. of master, through the influence of mistress.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mister is ranked #21553 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mister surname appeared 1,211 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mister.

    61.8% or 749 total occurrences were Black.
    34.4% or 417 total occurrences were White.
    1.9% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mister' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4391

Anagrams for mister »

  1. ermits

  2. merits

  3. miters

  4. mitres

  5. remits

  6. smiter

  7. timers

  8. merist

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mister in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mister in a Sentence

  1. Vince Lombardi:

    All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means... you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.

  2. Fidel Castro:

    Mister imperialists, we are not the least bit afraid of you!

  3. Tom Everett:

    do I know you? now I am very scared of guns mister so please do not point that in my face

  4. Polk County:

    Hey mister, we don’t know who you are, but we can assure you no Amber is here.

  5. John Wayne:

    If you say "three," mister, you'll never hear the man count "ten."

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