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Mister, Mr, Mr.noun
a form of address for a man
General title or respect of an adult male.
This is Mister Smith, assistant to the President.
Official title of a military man, usually anyone below rank of captain.
Official form of address of a president of a nation; Mister President.
A warrant officer or cadet in the United States Military Academy at West Point.
An informal title used before a nickname or other moniker:
Mister Suave; Mister Baseball
Etymology: Unaccented variant of master in french, influenced by magister in latin, maistre in old french and Meister in german.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
a title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a man or youth. It is usually written in the abbreviated form Mr
to address or mention by the title Mr.; as, he mistered me in a formal way
a trade, art, or occupation
manner; kind; sort
to be needful or of use
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
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.]
mis′tėr, n. sir: a title of address to a man, written Mr. [A corr. of master, through the influence of mistress.]
Master vs. Mister -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Master and Mister.
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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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mister' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4391
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The numerical value of mister in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of mister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of mister in a Sentence
do I know you? now I am very scared of guns mister so please do not point that in my face
Hey mister, we don’t know who you are, but we can assure you no Amber is here.
French President Francois Hollande:
Mister President, I decided we should discuss problems regarding the Ukraine crisis.
All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means... you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.
If you say "three," mister, you'll never hear the man count "ten."
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Translations for mister
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- استاذ, سيدArabic
- senyorCatalan, Valencian
- MaighstirScottish Gaelic
- जी, साहिब, साहब, श्रीHindi
- tuan, bapakIndonesian
- さん, 氏, 様Japanese
- 씨, 님, 미스터Korean
- توان, tuan, encik, انچيقMalay
- hastiinNavajo, Navaho
- господин, мистерRussian
- segnore, segnori, sennore, sannoriSardinian
- gospodin, господинSerbo-Croatian
- אדוני, אדוןYiddish
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