Meaning of overlord

o•ver•lord

Pronunciation: (ō'vur-lôrd"), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is lord over another or over other lords: to obey the will of one's sovereign and overlord.
  2. a person of great influence, authority, power, or the like: the overlords of industry.
—v.t.
  1. to rule or govern arbitrarily or tyrannically; domineer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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