Edmund Hillary was knighted in 1953 in London on his return form climbing Everest becoming a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He became a Member of the Ord…er of New Zealand in 1987 and a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1995. (MORE)
Sir Lancelot is typically considered to be one of the greatest and most trusted of King Arthur's knights. He is also known as Lancelot of the Lake or Lancelot du Lac because h…e was raised bY theLlADY of the Lake. (MORE)
Sir Parshurambhau is a college in the western India region of Maharashtra in Pune City. It was started as the New Poona College in 1926 and later renamed after Sir Parshur…am Bhau Patwardhan, the ruler of the Jamkhandi princely state near Bijapur. (MORE)
Signore is an Italian equivalent of the English word "sir." Specifically, the Italian word is a masculine noun. Its singular definite article il means "the." Its singula…r indefinite article un , uno means "a, one." The pronunciation is "see-NYOH-reh." (MORE)
shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resultingfrom underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanicactivity .
Nickname of former England and Yorkshire c…ricketer GeoffreyBoycott. (MORE)
sir tristram was one of the greatest knights in the books of king arthur.he was in the top three greatest with the exception of sir launcelot,sir lamerok and sir galahad.his l…ove was of his life was isode and he was from the kingdom of cornwall.he died as a great member of king aurthers round table of knights. (MORE)
In common language, the opposite term for sir is madam. If you are using 'Sir' as a title (a knighted person), there are number of paired sex based honorifics for "Sir" : ….
Sir / Madam .
Sir / Lady .
Sir / Dame When using 'sir' as a simple polite title as found on a letter or used to address a stranger: .
sir / madam .
sir / ma'am .
sir / miss However a sex difference does not make the word opposite. Considering that "sir" is an honorific, it positions the person being talked to as superior (in some way) to the talker, the opposite would be a form of address that implies the speaker is superior to the person being talked to. In Shakespearian plays this is handled with the word "sirrah" (e.g. Now, knock when I bid you, sirrah villein! The Taming of the Shrew: I, ii ). This quote also introduces another potential opposite for "sir" which is "villein". This word means a person of low estate who is morally disreputable or who is at the low end of the social scale (a peasant). (MORE)
Sir Gawaine was one of the legendary Knights of King Arthur's Round Table- he was Arthur's nephew (the son of his sister Morgause), and one of the more senior knights of Arthu…r's inner circle of military aides and advisors at court. He is immortalised in the anonymous 14th Century English epic poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' , which is widely seen as being a classic of early English literature. (MORE)
JJ stands for Sir Jamsetji Jeejeebhoy. Here's some information of his great benevolence..
Jamsetji Jeejeebhoy was born in Bombay in 1783 in a poor family. His father's profes…sion was to buy and sell old bottles. Jamsetji, at the age of eighteen, entered into partnership with his father-in- law, and made successful voyages to China - dealing in opium trade..
He was very prosperous after twenty years of business..
He funded hospitals, schools, charity homes throughout Mumbai and India. He also financed construction of public works such as wells, reservoirs, bridges, and causeways..
Jamsetji's wife Avabai spent the entire sum of Rs. 155,800 in 1841 to build Mahim Causeway to connect Bombay to the island of Salsette after the British government refused to fund the public works project..
Queen Victoria conferred the knighthood on him in 1842, followed by award of baronetcy in 1858..
Sir JJ passed away in 1859..
The City of Mumbai has a lot of reasons to be grateful to this great man. (MORE)
By "a Sir" we'll assume you mean someone who has been knighted... Sir Anthony Hopkins, for example. While it's possible for a Lord to be a Knight also (Lord Thomas Grey, Secon…d Marquess of Dorset being one example, as he was also a Knight of the Bath and a Knight of the Garter), being a Knight does not automatically make someone a Lord (and vice versa). (MORE)
Sir Francis Drake was knighted by queen Elizabeth on 4 April 1581 for having "Circuited round about the whole earth." She banqueted on board the "Golden Hinde", his ship, and …"Consecrated it with great ceremony, pomp, and magnificence, eternally to be remembered." Drake's voyage fostered the principle expressed by the Queen "That use of the sea as of the air is cocommon to all, and that that the public necessity permits not it should be possessed." Whereas, neither Spain nor Portugal should have an exclusive rights to the sea. (MORE)
Members of the peerage are addressed either as 'my lord' or their title. Their spouses are addressed as 'my lady' or their title. If you mean a gentleman who is a Baronet (…created or hereditary) address him as as you would a knight when introduced. He is one rank higher than a knight. Thereafter, in a social situation, you may call him Sir (first name), and if he really warms to you, he may invite you to call him just by his first name, but again, wait until he extends the courtesy, never presume. Wives of knights and baronets are addressed as Lady (first name). If you mean a gentleman who has been Knighted, address him as Sir (first name) when introduced. Thereafter, in a social situation, you may call him Sir. If he really warms to you, he may invite you to call him just by his first name, but wait until he extends the courtesy, don't presume. Do not be overawed but always be deferential. Knights are powerful people in positions of great prestige. They are appointed because they are the leaders and, perhaps, world changers in their field; be it industry, education, medicine, sport, charity, the arts etc. A knighthood preferred on a citizen of a country or outside the commonwealth of the bestowing nation, is a very special honour indeed. However, deferential courtesy not withstanding, only those who are nationals of or have dual nationality with the bestowing nation can use the title 'Sir' and be addressed as such. Although they can all use the post nominal letters particular to the honour. Hence Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE and Mr William Henry Gates III, KBE. (MORE)
Sir walter Raleigh was one of the grand scalawags of the Elizabeth Age. He made a name for himself fighting the Irish at Munster; later he was indroduced at court and became a… favorite of Queen Elizabeth 1. (MORE)
Elizabeth I knighted him in 1585. "Sir" is the mode of address given to a knight. It is an abbreviation of the French word "seigneur" meaning Lord. Knighthoods are the title …above the common people but below the nobility. Historically they meant that the person held his land by "knight service" to the king, i.e. they provided military service when required. After feudal times, knight service lapsed but knighoods continued to be given by the king as a mark of approval, initially after a battle in which the person had "won their spurs" but more recently for any service given to the state of the United Kingdom. (MORE)
Sir Humphry Davy got his title when he was awarded by a baronetcy in 1819. It is the highest honor given to scientists by the British government. His works include various dis…coveries of alkali and alkaline metals, as well as the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. (MORE)
It is capitalized when it is a title, meaning it comes before a name, but not as a pronoun, where it takes the place of a name. For example in Sir Elton John the Sir is capita…lized, but in the sentence, "Hello sir," the sir would not be capitalized. (MORE)
In English there are no masculine or feminine forms. English usesgender specific nouns for a male or a female. The gender specific noun to address a male is sir. The gender s…pecific noun to address a female is madam or ma'am . (MORE)