Definitions for lordlɔrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a person who has authority, control, or power over others; master or ruler.

  2. a person who exercises authority from property rights; an owner of land, houses, etc.

  3. a person who is a leader or has great influence in a profession:

    the great lords of banking.

  4. a feudal superior; the proprietor of a manor.

    Category: Western History

  5. a titled nobleman or peer; a person whose ordinary appellation contains by courtesy the title Lord or some higher title.

    Category: Government

  6. Lords, the Lords Spiritual and Lords Temporal comprising the House of Lords.

    Category: Government

  7. (cap.) (in Great Britain) the title of certain high officials: the formally polite title of a bishop: the title informally substituted for marquis, earl, viscount, etc.

    Lord Mayor of London.

    Lord Bishop of Durham.

    Category: Government

  8. (cap.) the Supreme Being; God.

    Category: Religion

  9. (cap.) Jesus Christ.

    Category: Religion

  10. Archaic. husband.

  11. (interj.)(often cap.) (used in exclamatory phrases to express surprise, delight, dismay, etc.):

    Lord, what a beautiful day!

  12. (v.)lord it, to behave arrogantly or imperiously:

    to lord it over one's friends.


Origin of lord:

bef. 900; ME lord, loverd, OE hlāford, hlāfweard lit., loaf-keeper. See loaf1, ward

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Almighty, Jehovah(noun)

    terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

  2. overlord, master, lord(noun)

    a person who has general authority over others

  3. Lord, noble, nobleman(verb)

    a titled peer of the realm

  4. lord(verb)

    make a lord of someone

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lordˈɔrd

    a man of high rank in the British social system

    Lord Bingham

  2. lordˈɔrd

    indicates frustration or surprise

    Oh Lord, not you again!


  1. lord(Noun)

    The master of a household.

  2. lord(Noun)

    A person having formal authority over others, a ruler.

  3. lord(Noun)

    A person enjoying great respect in a community.

  4. lord(Noun)

    An aristocrat, a man of high rank in a feudal society or in one that retains feudal forms and institutions.

  5. lord(Noun)

    An owner, a master.

  6. lord(Noun)

    A titled nobleman or aristocrat

  7. lord(Noun)

    An affectionate term for one's boyfriend or husband.

  8. lord(Verb)

    Domineer or act like a lord.

  9. Lord(Noun)

    A British aristocratic title used as a form of address for a marquess, earl or viscount; the usual style for a baron; a courtesy title for a younger son of a duke or marquess

  10. Lord(Noun)

    The rendering of comparable (especially feudal) aristocratic ranks elsewhere (e.g. marquis, count)

  11. Lord(Noun)

    A title for certain high officials and dignitaries such as Lord Mayor; a title for a British Anglican (arch)bishop whose see entitled to a seat in the House of Lords

  12. Lord(Noun)

    Elected president of a festival.

  13. Lord(Noun)

    A high priest

  14. Lord(ProperNoun)

    (used absolutely in monotheism: the Lord) God

  15. Lord(ProperNoun)

    (especially in Our Lord) Jesus Christ

  16. Lord(ProperNoun)

    The Horned God.

  17. Lord(ProperNoun)

    The House of Lords.

  18. Origin: From lord, loverd, lhoaverd, from hlaford, hlafweard, from hlaf + weard. Compare also lady. More at loaf, ward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lord(noun)

    a hump-backed person; -- so called sportively

  2. Lord(noun)

    one who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor

  3. Lord(noun)

    a titled nobleman., whether a peer of the realm or not; a bishop, as a member of the House of Lords; by courtesy; the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl; in a restricted sense, a boron, as opposed to noblemen of higher rank

  4. Lord(noun)

    a title bestowed on the persons above named; and also, for honor, on certain official persons; as, lord advocate, lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice, etc

  5. Lord(noun)

    a husband

  6. Lord(noun)

    one of whom a fee or estate is held; the male owner of feudal land; as, the lord of the soil; the lord of the manor

  7. Lord(noun)

    the Supreme Being; Jehovah

  8. Lord(noun)

    the Savior; Jesus Christ

  9. Lord(verb)

    to invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord

  10. Lord(verb)

    to rule or preside over as a lord

  11. Lord(verb)

    to play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; -- sometimes with over; and sometimes with it in the manner of a transitive verb


  1. Lord

    Lord is a deferential appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler. In only a few cases is "lord" a substantive title in itself, most commonly that of the Lord of the Manor and certain vestigial titles from the age of feudalism such as Lord of Mann, in other cases it is a generic term applied, for example, to persons who hold a title of the peerage or persons entitled to courtesy titles, or to refer to a group or body of peers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lord' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #702

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lord' in Written Corpus Frequency: #627

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lord' in Nouns Frequency: #245

Translations for lord

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a master; a man or animal that has power over others or over an area

The lion is lord of the jungle.

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