An example of lord is a person who is a member of the upper house of English Parliament, the House of Lords.
An example of Lord is how a Christian would refer to God when speaking out loud during prayer.
An example of lord is to boss people around.
- A king.
- A territorial magnate.
- The proprietor of a manor.
- 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.
An upperclassman lording over the younger students.
The castle lords over the valley.
Lorded over a vast empire.
- 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.
- To act in a domineering or superior manner toward:.
- The House of Lords in the British Parliament.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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