[ land-lawrd ]
/ ˈlændˌlɔrd /


a person or organization that owns and leases apartments to others.
a person who owns and leases land, buildings, etc.
a person who owns or runs an inn, lodging house, etc.
a landowner.

Nearby words

  1. landless,
  2. landline,
  3. landlocked,
  4. landlocked salmon,
  5. landloper,
  6. landlordism,
  7. landlordly,
  8. landlouper,
  9. landlubber,
  10. landman

Origin of landlord

before 1000; Middle English; Old English landhlāford. See land, lord

Related formsland·lord·ly, adjectiveland·lord·ry, nounland·lord·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for landlord


/ (ˈlændˌlɔːd) /


a man who owns and leases property
a man who owns or runs a lodging house, pub, etc
British archaic the lord of an estate
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Word Origin and History for landlord



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

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