Definition of mR

 (Entry 1 of 2)



\ ˈmi-stər How to pronounce Mr. (audio) , in rapid speech especially in sense 2 (ˌ)mis(t)\
variants: US Mr. or British Mr
plural Messrs.\ ˈme-​sərz How to pronounce Messrs. (audio) \

Definition of Mr. (Entry 2 of 2)

1 used as a conventional title of courtesy except when usage requires the substitution of a title of rank or an honorific or professional title before a man's surnamespoke to Mr. Doe
2 used in direct address as a conventional title of respect before a man's title of officeMay I ask one more question, Mr. President?
3 used before the name of a place, profession, or activity or before an epithet (such as clever) to form a title applied to a male viewed as representative of the thing indicatedMr. Baseball

First Known Use of mR


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mR


Mr. from Middle English, abbreviation of maister master; Messrs. abbreviation of Messieurs, from French, plural of Monsieur

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How to pronounce Mr. (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Mr.

used as a title when speaking to a man who has an honored position or office
used as part of a title for a man who has won a contest
used to refer to a man who is very successful and famous for a particular activity (such as a sport) or who has a particular quality


\ ˈmi-stər\
plural Messrs.\ ˈme-​sərz \

Kids Definition of Mr.

used as a title before a man's nameMr. Doe

Medical Definition of mR

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Medical Definition of MR (Entry 2 of 2)

magnetic resonance

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something of little or no value

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