Meaning of “Mr” in the English Dictionary

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"Mr" in British English

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Mrnoun

uk /ˈmɪs.tər/ us /ˈmɪs.tɚ/

A1 a title used before the family name or full name of a man who has no other title, or when talking to man who holds a particular official position:

Mr Jones/Mr David Jones
We're looking for a Mr (= a man called) George Smith.
It's an honour to have you here today, Mr President.
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used when expressing the idea that a man is typical of or represents a quality, activity, or place:

She's still hoping to meet Mr Right (= the perfect man).
He thinks he's Mr Big (= someone very important).

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  • Mr Richardson resigned as chairman in 1986.
  • He's down on the list as 'Mr Blake Curtis', but you'd better change that to 'Dr Blake Curtis', please.
  • Mr Chamberlain, the science teacher, demonstrated how to use the equipment.
  • I always used to call my boss Mr Lewis, but now he says I should call him Bob.
  • I think the man at the corner shop is called Mr Lynch, but I'm not sure.
  • Have you met Mr Kennedy?

(Definition of “Mr” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Mr." in American English

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Mr.noun [ U ]

us /ˈmɪs·tər/

a title for a man, used before the family name or full name, or sometimes before a position:

Mr. Kaplan/Mr. David Kaplan
Good afternoon, Mr. Mendoza.
I’m afraid I can’t agree with what’s just been said, Mr. Chairman.

(Definition of “Mr.” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"MR" in Business English

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MRnoun [ U ]

uk us MARKETING

abbreviation for market research

(Definition of “MR” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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