Other definitions for MS (2 of 9)
Other definitions for ms. (3 of 9)
Other definitions for m/s (4 of 9)
meter per second; meters per second.
Other definitions for m.s. (5 of 9)
modification of the stem of.
Commerce. months after sight.
Other definitions for Ms. (6 of 9)
a title of respect prefixed to a woman's name or position: unlike Miss or Mrs., it does not depend upon or indicate her marital status.
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: Ms. Cooperation.
Newspaper editors sometimes reject Ms. except in quoted matter. Others use whichever of the three titles a woman prefers if her preference is known. Increasingly, newspapers avoid the use of all three titles by referring to women by their full names in first references ( Sarah Brady; Margaret Bourke-White ) and by surname only, as with men, in subsequent references: Brady, Bourke-White. Since all three titles— Ms., Miss, and Mrs. —remain in use, the preference of the woman being named or addressed or the practice of the organization or publication in which the name is to appear is often followed.
- Mrs., Ms.
Other definitions for M/S (7 of 9)
Commerce. months after sight.
Other definitions for MS. (8 of 9)
Other definitions for M.S. (9 of 9)
Master of Science.
Master in Surgery.
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How to use ms in a sentence
It follows on from a piece earlier this month of how Kate might look wearing the new M&S make-up range.Prince William With Bieber Hair and Other Photoshop Crimes | Tom Sykes | August 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
M. S.—By all the fields, mountains, cities and prairies, what sort of child do you think should live here?The Silent Readers | William D. Lewis
Mr. M. S. Bidwell was elected Speaker at the opening of the session in January, 1829.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1 | John Charles Dent
At the sides of the inner panel are the initials “M. S.,” presumably standing for “Mary Suffolk.”Royal English Bookbindings | Cyril Davenport
I could feel his eyes on me, and had I turned, I should probably had found M. S. glaring at me in honest hate.
It was a small room, even as M. S. had forewarned me—or as the dead mind of that thing on the grate had forewarned M. S.
British Dictionary definitions for ms (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for Ms (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for MS (3 of 4)
Master of Surgery
(on gravestones) memoriae sacrum
Mauritius (international car registration)
British Dictionary definitions for MS. (4 of 4)
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Cultural definitions for Ms.
A title used before a woman's name, pronounced “Miz” and corresponding to Mr. before a man's.
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