a person who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler.
a person who exercises authority from property rights; an owner of land, houses, etc.
a person who is a leader or has great influence in a chosen profession: the great lords of banking.
a feudal superior; the proprietor of a manor.
a titled nobleman or peer; a person whose ordinary appellation contains by courtesy the title Lord or some higher title.
Lord, (in Britain)
the title of certain high officials (used with some other title, name, or the like): Lord Mayor of London.
the formally polite title of a bishop:Lord Bishop of Durham.
the title informally substituted for Marquis, Earl, Viscount, etc., as in the use of Lord Kitchener for Earl Kitchener.
Lord, Christianity. the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Astrology. a planet having dominating influence.
Often Lord . (used in exclamatory phrases to express surprise, elation, etc.): Lord, what a beautiful day!
Idioms about lord
- lord·like, adjective
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How to use lord in a sentence
Boxer Will Mondrich can be a 50 percent partner with a scandalous lord.How ‘Bridgerton’ flipped the script on ‘The Duke and I’ | Vanessa Riley | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
I looked forward to the UPS man like he was the lord and savior himself with packages of books and food my mother shipped, and soon we became friends.How pregnancy bed rest helped prepare me for life in a pandemic | Aileen Weintraub | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
As the composer of 20 musicals — with a 21st, a new version of “Cinderella,” being prepped for the West End — and proprietor of six London theaters through his company, Really Useful Group, this lord is unique in the business.Andrew Lloyd Webber believes in the imminent return of Broadway and the West End. That’s all he asks of you. | Peter Marks | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
This time, you know for sure that one of them is a lord and one is a warrior.
The crucial thing you need to know about them is that warriors always tell the truth, and lords always lie.
His latest target has been Hajji Hassan, a Baluch drug lord who fled Iran and settled in Turbat in 2000.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The good lord has saved a special place in Hell for all those responsible for this wrongdoing.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project | Jacob Siegel | November 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gov. Calzada made it seem as though the drug lord were captured alone.
Nothing was quite made for the stage like the hilarious story of a teacher with cancer who turns into a meth-dealing drug lord.
Guardians centers on Peter Quill/Star-lord (Chris Pratt), an intergalactic smuggler who swipes an orb.‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List | Marlow Stern | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But with all her advantages Miss Solomonson failed with the old lord, and she abuses him to this day.
Ever since his majority lord Hetton had annually entered a colt in the great race.
He passed through all the honors of the law, and in 1836 became lord chancellor.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
But we must not class in this unclean category lord Spunyarn and his friend Haggard, who were both playing at the big table.
That they may know thee, as we also have known thee, that there is no God beside thee, O lord.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for lord (1 of 2)
a person who has power or authority over others, such as a monarch or master
a male member of the nobility, esp in Britain
(in medieval Europe) a feudal superior, esp the master of a manor: Compare lady (def. 5)
a husband considered as head of the household (archaic except in the facetious phrase lord and master)
astrology a planet having a dominating influence
my lord a respectful form of address used to a judge, bishop, or nobleman
(tr) rare to make a lord of (a person)
to act in a superior manner towards (esp in the phrase lord it over)
- lordless, adjective
- lordlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Lord (2 of 2)
a title given to God or Jesus Christ
a title given to men of high birth, specifically to an earl, marquess, baron, or viscount
a courtesy title given to the younger sons of a duke or marquess
the ceremonial title of certain high officials or of a bishop or archbishop: Lord Mayor; Lord of Appeal; Law Lord; Lord Bishop of Durham
(sometimes not capital) an exclamation of dismay, surprise, etc: Good Lord!; Lord only knows!
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lord
In addition to the idiom beginning with lord
- lord it over
- drunk as a lord
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