Definitions for overlordˈoʊ vərˌlɔrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•lordˈoʊ vərˌlɔrd(n.)

  1. a person who is lord over other lords.

  2. a person of great influence or power.

  3. (v.t.)to rule tyrannically.

Origin of overlord:

1150–1200

o′ver•lord`ship(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overlord, master, lord(noun)

    a person who has general authority over others

Wiktionary

  1. overlord(Noun)

    A ruler of other rulers.

    The various tribal chieftains met each spring to elect an overlord that would lead them in time of war.

  2. overlord(Noun)

    Anyone with overarching power or authority in a given domain.

    The crusty old professor was overlord of the history department, and few dared to cross his will.

  3. Origin: over- + lord

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