lord

[ lawrd ]
/ lɔrd /

noun

interjection

(often initial capital letter) (used in exclamatory phrases to express surprise, elation, etc.): Lord, what a beautiful day!

Idioms for lord

    lord it, to assume airs of importance and authority; behave arrogantly or dictatorially; domineer: to lord it over the menial workers.

Origin of lord

before 900; Middle English lord, loverd, Old English hlāford, hlāfweard literally, loaf-keeper. See loaf1, ward

OTHER WORDS FROM lord

lord·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lord (1 of 2)

lord
/ (lɔːd) /

noun

verb

(tr) rare to make a lord of (a person)
to act in a superior manner towards (esp in the phrase lord it over)

Derived forms of lord

lordless, adjectivelordlike, adjective

Word Origin for lord

Old English hlāford bread keeper; see loaf 1, ward

British Dictionary definitions for lord (2 of 2)

Lord
/ (lɔːd) /

noun

a title given to God or Jesus Christ
British
  1. a title given to men of high birth, specifically to an earl, marquess, baron, or viscount
  2. a courtesy title given to the younger sons of a duke or marquess
  3. the ceremonial title of certain high officials or of a bishop or archbishopLord Mayor; Lord of Appeal; Law Lord; Lord Bishop of Durham

interjection

(sometimes not capital) an exclamation of dismay, surprise, etcGood Lord!; Lord only knows!
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Idioms and Phrases with lord

lord

In addition to the idiom beginning with lord

  • lord it over

also see:

  • drunk as a lord
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