SIR


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Sir

1. a title of honour placed before the name of a knight or baronet
2. Archaic a title placed before the name of a figure from ancient history

SIR

(language)
An early system on the IBM 650.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].

SIR

(standard)
Serial Infrared. An infrared standard from IrDA, part of IrDA Data. SIR supports asynchronous communications at 9600 bps - 115.2 Kbps, at a distance of up to 1 metre.

SIR

(Serial InfraRed) The physical protocol of the IrDA wireless transmission standard. See IrDA.
References in classic literature ?
Sir Launcelot put his shield afore him, and put the stroke away of the one giant, and with his sword he clave his head asunder.
They go downstairs with the other guests, passing SIR ROBERT CHILTERN and MRS.
To carry this into practice, sir, one preliminary is required-- unless harm of another kind is to be faced.
But William Buffy somehow discovered, contrary to all expectation, that these were not the times when it could be done, and this was the first clear indication Sir Leicester Dedlock had conveyed to him that the country was going to pieces.
Quoth the Sheriff of Nottingham, "But art thou sure, Sir Prior, that thou hast the lands so safe?
Sir Edward looked him up and down, and finding him look exactly as Mr.
He was looking through the open door of the smoking-room to where Sir Alfred was deep in the pages of a review.
There is a very proper cog out yonder," said Sir Nigel, "it would be a very strange thing if any ship were not a war-ship when it had such men as these upon her decks.
Then was Arthur wroth and said to himself, 'I will ride to the churchyard, and take the sword with me that sticketh in the stone, for my brother Sir Kay shall not be without a sword this day.
inquired Sir Patrick, advancing to meet them, and looking as if he felt the deepest interest in a speedy settlement of the question.
I don't think it could be done, sir,' replied Squeers, as if he had never considered the proposition before.
Dicas, waiting for his instructions, laid down his pen and looked at Sir Joseph's son-in-law elect.