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Lord meaning

lord - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A husband.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. The Supreme Being; Jehovah.
  7. 7. The Savior; Jesus Christ.
  8. 8. To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord.
  9. 9. To rule or preside over as a lord.
  10. 10. A hump- backed person; - so called sportively.
  11. 11. 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. 12. A master; ruler; nobleman; God.
  13. 13. To play the superior; domineer.

lord - examples of usage

  1. Lord love yer- 'e could talk, I can tell yer. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. He married old Lord Bolham's daughter. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Lord Rawdon and Col. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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