- to rule or govern arbitrarily or tyrannically; domineer.
Origin of overlord
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for overlord
The second school, mostly American, claims equally unequivocally that no such strategy was written into the Overlord plans.
To “link up the beachheads and peg out claims well inland” was necessarily the first aim of Overlord.
This tension between outcast and overlord is at the heart of our sweeping change into a tech-driven, spiritually infused economy.Can Heritage Foundation Posterboy Bono Save the GOP?
March 15, 2014
Hufan is under pressure from his overlord to provide ample booty.‘Captain Phillips’ Is a Gripping, Award-Worthy Film
September 28, 2013
Ramiro del' Orca is a traitor who is plotting the death of his overlord.The Shame of Motley
Man is becoming the overlord of the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms.Dreams
Now, and for the first time, I knew the sea, and the men who overlord the sea.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
That is, not the overlord himself, but the gentlefolks that were with the overlord.Jewish Children
Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
He retired to a neighbouring village and became the overlord of the district.The Empire of the East
H. B. Montgomery
- a supreme lord or master
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for overlord
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper