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Is sir a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word sir is a Scrabble US word. The word sir is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

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Is sir a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word sir is a Scrabble UK word and has 3 points:

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You can make 4 words from 'sir' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'sir'

SIR 3SRI 3

2 letters words from 'sir'

IS 2SI 2

All 3 letters words made out of sir

sir isr sri rsi irs ris

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Definitions and meaning of sir

sir

Etymology

From Middle English sir, unstressed form of sire, borrowed from Old French sire (master, sir, lord), from Latin senior (older, elder), from senex (old). Compare signor, señor. Doublet of senior, seignior, seigneur, and sire.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɜː(ɹ)/
  • (General American) enPR: ˈsûr, IPA(key): /ˈsɝ/
  • (Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈsɪɹ/
  • (Indian English) IPA(key): /ˈsə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)

Noun

sir (plural sirs)

  1. A man of a higher rank or position.
  2. A respectful term of address to a man of higher rank or position, particularly:
    • 1991 May 12, "Kidnapped!" Jeeves and Wooster, Series 2, Episode 5:
      Jeeves: Foreign travel often liberates emotions best kept in check, sir. The air of North America is notoriously stimulating in this regard, as witness the regrettable behavior of its inhabitants in 1776.
      B. Wooster: Hm? What happened in 1776, Jeeves?
      Jeeves: I prefer not to dwell on it, if it's convenient to you, sir.
    1. to a knight or other low member of the peerage.
    2. to a superior military officer.
      Coordinate term: ma'am
    3. to a teacher.
      Coordinate term: miss
  3. A respectful term of address to an adult male (often older), especially if his name or proper title is unknown.
    Coordinate terms: madam, ma'am, miss

Derived terms

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Translations

Verb

sir (third-person singular simple present sirs, present participle sirring, simple past and past participle sirred)

  1. To address (someone) using "sir".
    Coordinate terms: ma'am, mam

See also

  • lord
  • (titles) (of a man): Mr (Mister, mister), Sir (sir); (of a woman): Ms (Miz, mizz), Mrs (Mistress, mistress), Miss (miss), Dame (dame), (of a non-binary person): Mx (Mixter); (see also): Dr (Doctor, doctor), Madam (madam, ma'am) (Category: en:Titles)

Further reading

  • sir in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • sir in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

Anagrams

  • IRS, ISR, Isr., RIS, RIs, RSI, SRI

Middle English

Noun

sir

  1. Alternative form of sire

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish sirid (to traverse, seek). Cognate with Manx shirr.

Verb

sir (past shir, future siridh, verbal noun sireadh, past participle sirte)

  1. seek, search, look for
    Synonym: lorg

Mutation


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *syrъ, derived from "sour milk"

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sîr/

Noun

sȉr m (Cyrillic spelling си̏р)

  1. cheese

Declension

Derived terms

  • sȋrnī

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *syrъ, derived from "sour milk"

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sír/

Noun

sȉr m inan

  1. cheese

Inflection

Derived terms

  • síriti

Further reading

  • sir”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Uzbek

Etymology 1

From Russian сыр (syr).

Noun

sir (plural sirlar)

  1. cheese

Etymology 2

From Arabic سِرّ(sirr).

Noun

sir (plural sirlar)

  1. secret

Welsh

Etymology

Borrowed from English shire.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /siːr/

Noun

sir f (plural siroedd)

  1. county, shire

Derived terms

  • sirol (adjective)

Mutation

Further reading

R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “sir”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies


Zay

Etymology

Cognate to Silt'e [script needed] (sa:r).

Noun

sir

  1. grass

Zazaki

Etymology

Compare Persian سیر(sir, garlic).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsiɾ]
  • Hyphenation: sir

Noun

sir m

  1. garlic

References

  • Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SIPUNCULID, a kind of marine worm with a retractile proboscis.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)