Main definitions of ms in English

: MS1MS2

MS1

noun

  • [mass noun] The disease multiple sclerosis (see sclerosis).

Origin

1950s ː short for multiple sclerosis.

Pronunciation:

MS

/ɛmˈɛs/

Main definitions of ms in English

: MS1MS2

MS2

  • 1Manuscript.

  • 2Master of Science.

  • 3Master of Surgery.

  • 4Master Seaman.

  • 5Mississippi (in official postal use).

  • 6Motor ship.

Pronunciation:

MS

/ɛmˈɛs/

Main definitions of ms in English

: MS1MS2

Ms

Pronunciation: /mɪz//məz/

noun

  • A title used before the surname or full name of any woman regardless of her marital status (a neutral alternative to Mrs or Miss)

    ‘Ms Sarah Brown’
    • ‘Ms. Wilson, who married twice, held on to the house throughout her life, up until her recent death at the age of 98.’
    • ‘Ms Kumar’s career has been devoted to innovation and driving change through a number of organisations.’

Origin

1950s: combination of Mrs and miss.

Pronunciation:

Ms

/mɪz//məz/