Definition of ms

 (Entry 1 of 3)

millisecond

Ms.

noun
\ ˈmiz How to pronounce Ms. (audio) \
variants: US Ms. or British Ms
plural Mss. or Mses.\ ˈmi-​zəz How to pronounce Mses. (audio) \

Definition of Ms. (Entry 2 of 3)

used instead of Miss or Mrs. (as when the marital status of a woman is unknown or irrelevant)Ms. Mary Smith

Definition of MS (Entry 3 of 3)

1 [Italian mano sinistra] left hand
2 manuscript
3 master of science
4 military science
5 Mississippi
6 motor ship
7 multiple sclerosis

First Known Use of ms

Noun

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ms

Noun

probably blend of Miss and Mrs.

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“Ms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ms. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for ms

Ms.

noun
\ ˈmiz \

Kids Definition of Ms.

often used instead of Miss or Mrs.Ms. Jane Doe

Kids Definition of MS

Mississippi

Medical Definition of ms

 (Entry 1 of 2)

millisecond

Medical Definition of MS (Entry 2 of 2)

1 mass spectrometry
2 master of science
3 multiple sclerosis

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