lord: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (lôrd), [key]
- 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.
- the Lords Spiritual and Lords Temporal comprising the House of Lords.
- (cap.) (in Britain) Lord Mayor of London.
- 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.
- (cap.) the Supreme Being; God; Jehovah.
- (cap.) the Savior, Jesus Christ.
- a planet having dominating influence.
- (often cap.) (used in exclamatory phrases to express surprise, elation, etc.): Lord, what a beautiful day!
- to assume airs of importance and authority; behave arrogantly or dictatorially; domineer: to lord it over the menial workers.
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