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MR

or M.R

1.
motivation research.
2.
Moral Re-Armament.

mR

or mr

1.
milliroentgen; milliroentgens.

Mr.

[mis-ter] /ˈmɪs tər/
plural Messrs.
[mes-erz] /ˈmɛs ərz/ (Show IPA)
1.
mister: a title of respect prefixed to a man's name or position:
Mr. Lawson; Mr. President.
2.
a title prefixed to a mock surname that is used to represent possession of a particular attribute, identity, etc., especially in an idealized or excessive way:
Mr. Democrat; Mr. Perfect; Mr. Macho.
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  • She had been asked to marry him by her cousin MR Ball, and she had almost yielded.

    Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope
  • MR Enderby had been talking with him about fishing this afternoon.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • The door burst open at the same instant, and MR Enderby entered.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • MR Grey inquired about the arrangements for the morning, and whether he could be of any service.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • When do you expect your friend, MR Enderby, at Deerbrook again?

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
British Dictionary definitions for MR

Mr

/ˈmɪstə/
noun (pl) Messrs (ˈmɛsəz)
1.
a title used before a man's name or names or before some office that he holds: Mr Jones, Mr President
2.
(in military contexts) a title used in addressing a warrant officer, officer cadet, or junior naval officer
3.
a title placed before the surname of a surgeon
Word Origin
C17: abbreviation of mister

MR

abbreviation
1.
(in Britain) Master of the Rolls
2.
motivation(al) research
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Word Origin and History for MR

Mr.

mid-15c., abbreviation of master (n.); also see mister. Used from 1814 with a following noun or adjective, to denote "the exemplar or embodiment of that quality" (e.g. Mr. Right "the only man a woman wishes to marry," 1826; Mr. Fix-It, 1912; Mr. Big, 1940). The plural Messrs. (1779) is an abbreviation of French messieurs, plural of monsieur, used in English to supply the plural of Mr., which is lacking.

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