noun (plural Mesdames) Etymology: Mrs. abbreviation of mistress; Mesdames from French, plural of Madame Date: circa 1578 1. a. — 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 married woman's surname <
spoke to Mrs. Doe
b. — used before the name of a place (as a country or city) or of a profession or activity (as a sport) or before some epithet (as clever) to form a title applied to a married woman viewed or recognized as representative of the thing indicated <
Mrs. Golf
2. wife <
took the Mrs. to dinner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mrs — BrE Mrs. AmE [ˈmısız] 1.) used before a married woman s family name to be polite when you are speaking to her, writing to her, or talking about her →↑miss, Mrs ↑Mrs ▪ Mrs. Smith ▪ Mrs Meddeman heads the fund raising committee. ▪ Mr and Mrs David… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • MRS — can refer to: * Mandibular repositioning splint * Marginal rate of substitution (economics) * Magnetic resonance spectroscopy * Materials Receipt Sheet * Mrs., an honorific title for married women, see also Mistress (form of address) * Materials… …   Wikipedia

  • Mrs. — Mrs. 〈Abk. für engl.〉 Mistress, Missis * * * Mrs , Mrs. = Mistress. * * * Mrs.,   Abkürzung für Mistress.   * * * Mrs. = Mistress …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mrs. — Mrs. Mrs. [ˈmɪsz] a title used before a married woman s family name when being polite: • Mrs Bell is out of the office at the moment. • Mrs. Hillary Clinton …   Financial and business terms

  • Mrs — Mrs. The customary abbreviation of Mistress or Missess when used as a title of courtesy, in writing and printing; as, Mrs. Clinton is commonly called by her full name, Hillary Rodham Clinton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mrs. — Mrs. [ mısız ] noun *** a polite or formal title used in front of the name of a woman who is married, when talking to her or about her: Mrs. Grace Talbot Good morning Mrs. Adams …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Mrs. — Mrs. 1580s, abbreviation of MISTRESS (Cf. mistress) (q.v.), originally in all uses of that word. The plural Mmes. is an abbreviation of Fr. mesdames, plural of madame, used in English to serve as the plural of Mrs., which is lacking.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mrs — Mrs. [[t]ˈmɪs ɪz, ˈmɪz ɪz[/t]] pl. Mmes. [[t]meɪˈdɑm, ˈdæm[/t]] 1) a title of respect prefixed to the name of a married woman: Mrs. Jones[/ex] 2) cvb a title prefixed to a mock surname that is used to represent possession of a particular… …   From formal English to slang

  • Mrs — Mrs. = Mistress …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mȓs — m 1. {{001f}}hrana koja sadrži meso i životinjske masti 2. {{001f}}vrijeme u koje je prema običajima dopušteno jesti meso i hranu koja se po propisima ubraja u mrs, opr. nemrs …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • mrs — mȓs m DEFINICIJA 1. hrana koja sadrži meso i životinjske masti 2. vrijeme u koje je prema običajima dopušteno jesti meso i hranu koja se po propisima ubraja u mrs, opr. nemrs ETIMOLOGIJA prasl. *mьrsъ ≃ ukr. omersnúty: pogriješiti …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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