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ˈmɪs tərmis·ter

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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.

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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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for mister »

  1. ermits, merits, miters, mitres, remits, smiter, timers

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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. Tom Everett:

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

  2. Fidel Castro:

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

  3. 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.

  4. French President Francois Hollande:

    Mister President, I decided we should discuss problems regarding the Ukraine crisis.

  5. Polk County:

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

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