What does the word signior mean?

Usage examples for signior

  1. Dryden's Dream, at Lord Exeter's, at Burleigh, while he was translating Virgil, as Signior Verrio, then painting there, related it to the Yorkshire painter, of whom I had it, lies in the parchment book in quarto, designed for his life. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli