Lord Definition

lôrd
lorded, lording, lords
noun
lords
A man of high rank in a feudal society or in one that retains feudal forms and institutions, especially:
American Heritage
A person having great power and authority; ruler; master.
Webster's New World
God.
Webster's New World
Jesus Christ.
Webster's New World
The owner and head of a feudal estate.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
lady
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pronoun
(Wicca) The Horned God.
Wiktionary
(in the plural) The House of Lords.
Wiktionary

(used absolutely in monotheism: the Lord) God.

Wiktionary
verb
lorded, lording, lords
To insist upon or boast about so as to act in a domineering or superior manner.
American Heritage
To make a lord of.
Webster's New World
To act in a domineering or superior manner.
An upperclassman lording over the younger students.
American Heritage
To act like a lord; rule.
Webster's New World
To have a prominent or dominating position.
The castle lords over the valley.
American Heritage
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interjection
Used to express surprise or irritation.
Webster's New World
idiom
lord it over
  • To act in a domineering or superior manner toward:
American Heritage
the Lords
  • the House of Lords in the British Parliament
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Lord

Noun

Singular:
lord
Plural:
lords

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Origin of Lord

  • A translation of the Latin term used in the Vulgate, Dominus (translating the Septuagint's ὁ κύριος). Attested since the late Old English period (as hlaford).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English hlāford hlāf bread weard guardian wer-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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