lord


lord
lord [lôrd]
n.
[ME < OE hlaford < earlier hlafweard < hlaf (see LOAF1) + weard (see WARD): basic sense—“loaf keeper” (i.e., one who feeds dependents): some senses infl. by use as transl. of L dominus]
1. a person having great power and authority; ruler; master
2. the owner and head of a feudal estate
3. one's husband: now humorous
4. [L-]
a) God: with the except in direct address
b) Jesus Christ: often with Our
5. in Great Britain
6.
a) a nobleman holding the rank of baron, viscount, earl, or marquess; member of the House of Lords
b) a man who by courtesy or because of his office is given the title of Lord, as a bishop, a younger son of a duke or marquess, or a Lord Mayor
7. [L-] in Great Britain, the title of a lord, variously used: as Earl of Leicester, John Doe would be called Lord Leicester; as a baron, John, Lord Doe; as a younger son of a marquess or duke, Lord John Doe
8. [L-] this title as a form of address for a judge, bishop, or nobleman: preceded by My
interj.
[often L-] used to express surprise or irritation
vi.
to act like a lord; rule: chiefly in the phrase lord it (over), to act in an overbearing, dictatorial manner (toward)
vt.
Now Rare to make a lord of
to make a lord of
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the Lords
the House of Lords in the British Parliament

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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