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landlord

[land-lawrd] /ˈlændˌlɔrd/
noun
1.
a person or organization that owns and leases apartments to others.
2.
a person who owns and leases land, buildings, etc.
3.
a person who owns or runs an inn, lodging house, etc.
4.
a landowner.
Origin of landlord
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English landhlāford. See land, lord
Related forms
landlordly, adjective
landlordry, noun
landlordship, noun
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  • Away runs the waiter to the bar, and gets the ale from the landlord.

    Sunday under Three Heads Charles Dickens
  • Then the gardener gave his message, to which the landlord replied, "It is all right."

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • The temptation of this ready cash often blinds the landlord to his future interest.

  • But I persuaded them out of the notion, and the landlord went clear.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The landlord told her there was such a gentleman, but he had not seen him for some days.

British Dictionary definitions for landlord

landlord

/ˈlændˌlɔːd/
noun
1.
a man who owns and leases property
2.
a man who owns or runs a lodging house, pub, etc
3.
(Brit, archaic) the lord of an estate
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Word Origin and History for landlord
n.

early 15c. in modern usage, from land (n.) + lord (n.).

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