Lord meaning

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(used absolutely in monotheism: the Lord) God.
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(Christianity) (especially in Our Lord) Jesus Christ.
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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.

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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.

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(biblical) Typographical variant of Lord in some Bible translations.
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Lord is defined as to act in an over powering way.

An example of lord is to boss people around.

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A man of high rank in a feudal society or in one that retains feudal forms and institutions, especially:
  • A king.
  • A territorial magnate.
  • The proprietor of a manor.
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The House of Lords.
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The general masculine title of nobility and other rank:
  • Used as a form of address for a marquis, an earl, or a viscount.
  • Used as the usual style for a baron.
  • Used as a courtesy title for a younger son of a duke or marquis.
  • Used as a title for certain high officials and dignitaries.
    Lord Chamberlain; the Lord Mayor of London.
  • Used as a title for a bishop.
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To insist upon or boast about so as to act in a domineering or superior manner.
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To act in a domineering or superior manner.

An upperclassman lording over the younger students.

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To have a prominent or dominating position.

The castle lords over the valley.

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To rule over.

Lorded over a vast empire.

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A person having great power and authority; ruler; master.
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The owner and head of a feudal estate.
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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.
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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)
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This title as a form of address for a judge, bishop, or nobleman.
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Used to express surprise or irritation.
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To act like a lord; rule.
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To make a lord of.
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(in the plural) The House of Lords.
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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.
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The rendering of comparable (especially feudal) aristocratic ranks elsewhere (e.g. marquis, count)
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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.
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Elected president of a festival.
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(Wicca) The Horned God.
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(Wicca) A high priest.
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lord it over
  • To act in a domineering or superior manner toward:.
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the Lords
  • The House of Lords in the British Parliament.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of lord

  • 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

  • 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