- 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.
Origin of lord
Related formslord·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for lords
I write the lyrics and work with Murv Douglas from Lords of Acid.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
William appears to have organized acquiescence by English lords for John, and was duly awarded when he was made Earl of Pembroke.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame|William O’Connor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A House of Lords spokesman refused to identify which of the boys had fainted.
The three remaining page boys assisted the Queen as she left the Lords after she completed the speech.
He is now a sweet old man, enjoying retirement in the House of Lords.India Row Evokes Cricket’s Ultranationalist Tebbit Test|Tunku Varadarajan|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The house of lords meanwhile was not free from animosity and contention.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
The Divorce bill of 1857 was introduced in the Lords, and passed by them without effective resistance.
The Lords had shown a more temperate spirit, and made several alterations of a conciliating nature.
The Lords, however, ordered that both charges should be investigated simultaneously.
My Lords, we have thought it the more necessary to say this, because it has been given out that we might faint in this business.
British Dictionary definitions for lords (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for lords (2 of 3)
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for lords (3 of 3)
Derived Formslordless, adjectivelordlike, adjective
Word Origin for lord
Idioms and Phrases with lords
In addition to the idiom beginning with lord
- lord it over
- drunk as a lord