Main definitions of ms in English

: Ms1MS2MS3

Ms1

Pronunciation /məz//mɪz/

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

/məz//mɪz/

Main definitions of ms in English

: Ms1MS2MS3

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

: Ms1MS2MS3

MS3

noun

mass noun

Pronunciation

MS

/ɛmˈɛs/