laird


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laird

 (lârd)
n. Scots
The owner of a landed estate.

[Scots, from Middle English lard, variant of lord, owner, master; see lord.]

laird

(lɛəd; Scottish lerd)
n
Scot a landowner, esp of a large estate
[C15: Scottish variant of lord]

laird

(lɛərd)

n. Scot.
a landowner.
[1400–50; late Middle English laverd, northern and Scots form of loverd lord]
laird′ly, adj.
laird′ship, n.

laird

A Scottish word for lord, used to mean a landowner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laird - a landowner
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
landholder, landowner, property owner - a holder or proprietor of land
Translations

laird

[lɛəd] N (Scot) → terrateniente m

laird

n (Scot) → Gutsherr(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
As for the laird -- remember he's the laird; I say no more: honour to whom honour.
On the other hand, Laird Johnson, a very capable East Anglia observer, has recorded six-twenty as the hour.
I was, maybe, such an one as yourself when I plighted my faith to Alice Graham, the only child of a neighboring laird of some estate.
He moved among the grand people in their silks and velvets clad in homespun clothes "like a farmer dressed in his best to dine with the laird"* as easily as he had moved among his humble friends.
Boswell was a Scotch gentleman, born in 1740, the son of a judge who was also laird of the estate of Auchinleck in Ayrshire, near the English border.
Of his father the laird, of his uncle the squire, He boasted in rhyme and in roundelay; She bade him go bask by his sea-coal fire, For she was the widow would say him nay.
She expected every moment that she should see Morrel appear, pale and trembling, to forbid the signing of the contract, like the Laird of Ravenswood in "The Bride of Lammermoor." It was high time for her to make her appearance at the gate, for Maximilian had long awaited her coming.
John Laird, the forefather of Cammell Laird, became the first elected MP of Birkenhead in 1863.
Almost 300 jobs are due to be axed at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead as the yard faces a lull in work despite a massive recent contract win.
Mathew Laird, 32, was arrested at his residence on the 3900 block of Triumvera Drive in Glenview on Tuesday, according to a news release by Glenview police.
The connection is applejack from Laird & Co., America's oldest distiller.