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[n] a form of address for a man

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Mr

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adult male, man

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\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. Browning.
\Mis"ter\, v. t. To address or mention by the title Mr.; as, he mistered me in a formal way. [Colloq.]
\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 {mester}.]
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.
\Mis"ter\, v. i. To be needful or of use. [Obs.] As for my name, it mistereth not to tell. --Spenser.

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