- 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.
Idioms about lord
Origin of lord
OTHER WORDS FROM lordlord·like, adjective
Words nearby lord
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.
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|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|DAILY BEAST
Gov. Calzada made it seem as though the drug lord were captured alone.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali|Jason McGahan|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing was quite made for the stage like the hilarious story of a teacher with cancer who turns into a meth-dealing drug lord.One Man 'Breaking Bad' Kills on Stage|Nico Hines|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|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)
Derived forms of lordlordless, adjectivelordlike, adjective
Word Origin for lord
British Dictionary definitions for lord (2 of 2)
- 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 archbishopLord Mayor; Lord of Appeal; Law Lord; Lord Bishop of Durham
Other Idioms and Phrases with lord
In addition to the idiom beginning with lord
- lord it over
- drunk as a lord