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Meaning of MISTER

Pronunciation:  'mistur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a form of address for a man

MISTER is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Mr
 See Also: adult male, man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mis"ter\, n. [See {Master}, and cf. {Mistress}.]
    A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a man or youth.
    It is usually written in the abbreviated form Mr.
          To call your name, inquire your where, Or whet you
          think of Mister Some-one's book, Or Mister Other's
          marriage or decease.                     --Mrs.
  2. \Mis"ter\, v. t.
    To address or mention by the title Mr.; as, he mistered me in
    a formal way. [Colloq.]
  3. \Mis"ter\, n. [OF. mistier trade, office, ministry, need,
    F. m['e]tier trade, fr. L. ministerium service, office,
    ministry. See {Ministry}, {Mystery} trade.] [Written also
    1. A trade, art, or occupation. [Obs.]
             In youth he learned had a good mester. --Chaucer.
    2. Manner; kind; sort. [Obs.] --Spenser.
             But telleth me what mester men ye be. --Chaucer.
    3. Need; necessity. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.
  4. \Mis"ter\, v. i.
    To be needful or of use. [Obs.]
          As for my name, it mistereth not to tell. --Spenser.