- The definition of a lord is someone with a lot of power or a nobleman.
An example of lord is a person who is a member of the upper house of English Parliament, the House of Lords.
- Lord is a reference to God or Jesus.
An example of Lord is how a Christian would refer to God when speaking out loud during prayer.
- Lord is defined as to act in an over powering way.
An example of lord is to boss people around.
- a person having great power and authority; ruler; master
- the owner and head of a feudal estate
- God: with the except in direct address
- Jesus Christ: often with Our
- in Great Britain
- a nobleman holding the rank of baron, viscount, earl, or marquess; member of the House of Lords
- 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
- [L-] in Great Britain, the title of a lord, variously used (Ex.: 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)
- [L-] this title as a form of address for a judge, bishop, or nobleman: preceded by My
Origin of lordMiddle English from Old English hlaford from earlier hlafweard from hlaf (see loaf) + weard (see ward): basic sense, “loaf keeper” (i.e., one who feeds dependents): some senses influenced, influence by use as translated, translation of Classical Latin dominus
- A man of high rank in a feudal society or in one that retains feudal forms and institutions, especially:a. A king.b. A territorial magnate.c. The proprietor of a manor.
- Lords The House of Lords.
- Abbr. Ld. Chiefly British The general masculine title of nobility and other rank:a. Used as a form of address for a marquis, an earl, or a viscount.b. Used as the usual style for a baron.c. Used as a courtesy title for a younger son of a duke or marquis.d. Used as a title for certain high officials and dignitaries: Lord Chamberlain; the Lord Mayor of London.e. Used as a title for a bishop.
- Lord a. God.b. Christianity Jesus.
- a. A man of renowned power or authority.b. A man who has mastery in a given field or activity.c. Archaic The male head of a household.d. Archaic A husband.
verblord·ed, lord·ing, lords
- To act in a domineering or superior manner: an upperclassman lording over the younger students.
- To have a prominent or dominating position: The castle lords over the valley.
- To rule over: lorded over a vast empire.
Origin of lordMiddle English from Old English hlāford hlāf loaf ; see loaf. weard guardian ; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots.
- When used to refer to God/Christ, "Lord" is sometimes written in all capital letters as "LORD", or in all small capitals as "LORD", or with an initial capital followed by small capitals as "LORD".
- 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
- The rendering of comparable (especially feudal) aristocratic ranks elsewhere (e.g. marquis, count)
- 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
- Elected president of a festival.
- (Wicca) A high priest
- (biblical) Typographical variant of Lord in some Bible translations.
- In English Bible translations, used to translate the Hebrew Tetragrammaton (×™×”×•×”). Sometimes, all capital letters are used ("LORD"), sometimes, all small capitals are used ("LORD"), sometimes, an initial capital is followed by small capitals ("LORD"). "The Lord" has been the usual translation of LXX á½ ÎºÏÏÎ¹Î¿Ï‚ since the Old English period. The printing in all capitals is found in the 1611 edition of the Authorized King James version (e.g. Genesis 2:4).