What does lord mean?

Definitions for lordlɔrd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lord.

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


  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

  12. Origin: [OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hlford, for hlfweard, i. e., bread keeper; hlf bread, loaf + weardian to look after, to take care of, to ward. See Loaf, and Ward to guard, and cf. Laird, Lady.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lord

    lawrd, n. a master: a superior: a husband: a ruler: the proprietor of a manor: a baron: a peer of the realm: the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl: a bishop, esp. if a member of parliament: (B.) the Supreme Being, Jehovah (when printed in capitals): a name also applied to Christ.—v.t. to raise to the peerage.—v.i. to act the lord: to tyrannise.—ns. Lord′liness; Lord′ling, a little lord: a would-be lord—also Lord′ing, Lord′kin.—adj. Lord′ly, like, becoming, or pertaining to a lord: dignified: haughty: tyrannical—also adv.ns. Lordol′atry, excessive worship of nobility; Lords′-and-lā′dies, a popular name for the common arum (q.v.); Lord's′-day, the first day of the week; Lord′ship, state or condition of being a lord: the territory belonging to a lord: dominion: authority; Lord's′-sup′per, the sacrament of the communion, instituted at our Lord's last supper.—Lord-lieutenant of a county (see Lieutenant); Lord-lieutenant Of Ireland, a viceroy or deputy of the sovereign to whom the government of Ireland is nominally committed; Lord of misrule (see Misrule); Lords of Session, the judges of the Scotch Court of Session; Lords Ordinary, the five judges forming the outer house of the Court of Session; Lords spiritual, the archbishops and bishops in the House of Lords—opp. to Lords temporal, the peers proper.—House of Lords, the upper house in the two branches of the British parliament, consisting of the lords spiritual and temporal. [M. E. loverd, laverd—A.S. hláfordhláf, a loaf, bread, weard, warder.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lord in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lord in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ronnie Goines:

    He was on fire for the Lord.

  2. Dale Batdorff:

    The Lord spoke very clearly.

  3. Will Rogers:

    Lord, let me live until I die.

  4. problem:

    Lord i have problem... It is me.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Lord, what fools these mortals be

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