American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area, prefixed to the surname or professional title of a man.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lord; master: used in German as a title of respectful or conventional address, either prefixed to the name like the equivalent Mister (Mr.) in English, as Herr Braun, Mr. Brown, or without the name and usually with the possessive pronoun ‘my,’ as mein Herr, literally ‘my lord,’ equivalent to English sir, or plural meine Herren, equivalent to English gentlemen. The Dutch form heer is similarly used. See mynheer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A title of respect given to gentlemen in Germany, equivalent to the English Mister.
- n. a German man; used before the name as a title equivalent to Mr in English
- n. a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
- German, from Middle High German hērre, from Old High German hērro, lord, master, alteration of hēriro, older, more venerable, comparative of hēr, proud, holy, splendid, noble. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Agamemnon, however, had happily studied up the German word "Herr," and he applied it to the German, inviting him by signs to take a seat in the other carryall.”
“Sounds a lot like: "Das ist verboten, Mein Herr!" disgusting .......”
“Lois Herr is accusing the Chester County Republican Committee of breaking the law in its support of Congressman Joe Pitts.”
“Well Mein Herr Brok: we might just take up your offer.”
“Did the progressives make a fool out of you again Herr Goering?”
“When you can stream content this high-resolution, you can start thinking about movie theaters as a place where live events can be displayed -- sports, fashion, politics, anything," said Laurin Herr of Pacific Interface, an Oakland-based tech consulting firm that produced the demonstration.”
“Yet another cautionary tale of life in Herr Bush's Amerika.”
“Again Herr Ermenrich flew straight toward the moon.”
“You swine cat!" he said in German, "Herr Gott, but I will punish you if you laugh at me!”
“They said he was a ringer for the statue they call Herr Mees, the god of speech and eloquence resting in some museum at Rome.”
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