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lord

 (lôrd)
n.
1. A man of high rank in a feudal society or in one that retains feudal forms and institutions, especially:
a. A king.
b. A territorial magnate.
c. The proprietor of a manor.
2. Lords The House of Lords.
3. Abbr. Ld. Chiefly British The general masculine title of nobility and other rank:
a. Used as a form of address for a marquis, an earl, or a viscount.
b. Used as the usual style for a baron.
c. Used as a courtesy title for a younger son of a duke or marquis.
d. Used as a title for certain high officials and dignitaries: Lord Chamberlain; the Lord Mayor of London.
e. Used as a title for a bishop.
4. Lord
a. God.
b. Christianity Jesus.
5.
a. A man of renowned power or authority.
b. A man who has mastery in a given field or activity.
c. Archaic The male head of a household.
d. Archaic A husband.
v. lord·ed, lord·ing, lords
v.tr.
To insist upon or boast about so as to act in a domineering or superior manner: "He had lorded over her his self-proclaimed spiritual and poetic superiority" (David Leavitt).
v.intr.
1. To act in a domineering or superior manner: an upperclassman lording over the younger students.
2. To have a prominent or dominating position: The castle lords over the valley.
3. To rule over: lorded over a vast empire.
Idiom:
lord it over
To act in a domineering or superior manner toward: "She's lorded it over me all our adult lives because she went to college" (Jane Stevenson).

[Middle English, from Old English hlāford : hlāf, loaf; see loaf + weard, guardian; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

lord

(lɔːd)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who has power or authority over others, such as a monarch or master
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a male member of the nobility, esp in Britain
3. (Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe) a feudal superior, esp the master of a manor. Compare lady5
4. a husband considered as head of the household (archaic except in the facetious phrase lord and master)
5. (Astrology) astrology a planet having a dominating influence
6. my lord a respectful form of address used to a judge, bishop, or nobleman
vb
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) rare to make a lord of (a person)
8. to act in a superior manner towards (esp in the phrase lord it over)
[Old English hlāford bread keeper; see loaf1, ward]
ˈlordless adj
ˈlordˌlike adj

Lord

(lɔːd)
n
1. (Bible) a title given to God or Jesus Christ
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a title given to men of high birth, specifically to an earl, marquess, baron, or viscount
b. a courtesy title given to the younger sons of a duke or marquess
c. the ceremonial title of certain high officials or of a bishop or archbishop: Lord Mayor; Lord of Appeal; Law Lord; Lord Bishop of Durham.
interj
(sometimes not capital) an exclamation of dismay, surprise, etc: Good Lord!; Lord only knows!.

lord

(lɔrd)
n.
1. a person who has authority, control, or power over others; master or ruler.
2. a person who exercises authority from property rights; an owner of land, houses, etc.
3. a person who is a leader or has great influence in a profession: the great lords of banking.
4. a feudal superior; the proprietor of a manor.
5. a titled nobleman or peer; a person whose ordinary appellation contains by courtesy the title Lord or some higher title.
6. Lords, the Lords Spiritual and Lords Temporal comprising the House of Lords.
7. (cap.) (in Great Britain)
a. the title of certain high officials: Lord Mayor of London.
b. the formally polite title of a bishop: Lord Bishop of Durham.
c. the title informally substituted for marquis, earl, viscount, etc.
8. (cap.) the Supreme Being; God.
9. (cap.) Jesus Christ.
10. Archaic. husband.
interj.
11. (often cap.) (used in exclamatory phrases to express surprise, delight, dismay, etc.): Lord, what a beautiful day!
v.
12. lord it, to behave arrogantly or imperiously: to lord it over one's friends.
Idiom.
[before 900; Middle English lord, loverd, Old English hlāford, hlāfweard literally, loaf-keeper. See loaf1, ward]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lord - terms referring to the Judeo-Christian GodLord - terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
Blessed Trinity, Holy Trinity, Sacred Trinity, Trinity - the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
hypostasis of Christ, hypostasis - any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united
2.lord - a person who has general authority over others
feudal lord, seigneur, seignior - a man of rank in the ancient regime
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
3.lord - a titled peer of the realmLord - a titled peer of the realm    
armiger - a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms
baron - a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
burgrave - a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
count - a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
duke - a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
grandee - a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal
male aristocrat - a man who is an aristocrat
margrave - a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess)
marquess, marquis - nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count
mesne lord - a feudal lord who was lord to his own tenants on land held from a superior lord
milord - a term of address for an English lord
palsgrave, palatine - (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
sire - a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
thane - a feudal lord or baron
viscount - (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count
noblewoman, peeress, Lady - a woman of the peerage in Britain
Verb1.lord - make a lord of someone
ennoble, gentle, entitle - give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

lord

noun
1. peer, nobleman, count, duke, gentleman, earl, noble, baron, aristocrat, viscount, childe (archaic) She married a lord and lives in a huge house in the country.
2. ruler, leader, chief, king, prince, master, governor, commander, superior, monarch, sovereign, liege, overlord, potentate, seigneur It was the home of the powerful lords of Baux.
3. ruler, chief, baron, tycoon, heavyweight (informal), bigwig (informal), big shot (informal), big wheel (slang), big noise (informal), heavy hitter (informal) the lords of the black market
lord it over someone boss around or about (informal), order around, threaten, bully, menace, intimidate, hector, bluster, browbeat, ride roughshod over, pull rank on, tyrannize, put on airs, be overbearing, act big (slang), overbear, play the lord, domineer Alex seemed to enjoy lording it over the three girls.
the Lord or Our Lord Jesus Christ, God, Christ, Messiah, Jehovah, the Almighty, the Galilean, the Good Shepherd, the Nazarene Ask the Lord to help you in your times of trouble.
Translations
اللوردسَيِّدلورد: لَقَب شَرَف في إنْجلْترا
pánlord
herreherskerLord
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lordúr
herralávarîurtitill háttsettra
dominus
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kungslordmērslordspavēlnieksvaldnieks
lord
Gospodlord

lord

[lɔːd]
A. N
1. (= nobleman) → señor m; (= British title) → lord m
Lord (John) Smith (Brit) → Lord (John) Smith
the (House of) Lords (Brit) (Pol) → la Cámara de los Lores
my Lord (to bishop) → Ilustrísima; (to noble) → señor; (to judge) → señoría, señor juez
my lord bishop of Tootingsu Ilustrísima el obispo de Tooting
lord of the manorseñor m feudal
lord and masterdueño y señor
2. (Rel) the Lordel Señor
Our LordNuestro Señor
good Lord!¡Dios mío!
the Lord's Prayerel padrenuestro
Lord knows where ...!¡Dios sabe dónde ...!
B. VT to lord itmandar despóticamente
to lord it over sbser muy mandón con algn
C. CPD Lord Lieutenant N representante de la Corona en un condado
Lord Mayor N (Brit) → alcalde m
Lord Mayor's Show N (Brit) → desfile m del alcalde de Londres (el día de su inauguración)
Lord Provost N (Scot) → alcalde m
LORD
El título de Lord se les da a los miembros masculinos de la nobleza británica, especialmente a los marqueses, condes, vizcondes y barones, personas que ocupan un escaño en la Cámara de los Lores. El término forma parte también del nombre de algunos cargos oficiales: el Lord Chancellor es la máxima autoridad judicial en Inglaterra y Gales, el Lord Chief Justice es el cargo inmediatamente inferior, mientras que en Escocia el encargado del sistema judicial es el Lord Advocate. Por su parte, el Lord Chamberlain es el encargado del mantenimiento de las residencias oficiales de la realeza británica.

lord

[ˈlɔːrd]
n
(= aristocrat) → seigneur m
Lord Smith → lord Smith
the Lords (= House of Lords) (British)la Chambre des lords
(= God) the Lord → le Seigneur
(addressing a judge) my lord (British)Monsieur le Juge
(in exclamations) good Lord!, oh Lord! → mon Dieu!
Lord knows what ... → Dieu sait ce qui ...
Lord knows what it might contain → Dieu sait ce que cela peut contenir.
Lord knows I ... → Dieu sait si je ...
Lord knows, I've given them every opportunity → Dieu sait si je leur ai donné toutes les chances.
vt
to lord it over sb → traiter qn de hautLord Chief Justice n (British)président m de la Haute cour de justice

lord

n
(= master, ruler)Herr m; lord and masterHerr und Meister m; (hum: = husband) → Herr und Gebieter m; tobacco lordsTabakkönige pl
(Brit: = nobleman) → Lord m; the (House of) Lordsdas Oberhaus; my lord (to bishop) → Exzellenz; (to noble, in English contexts) → Mylord; (to baron) → Herr Baron; (to earl, viscount) → Euer Erlaucht; (to judge) → Euer Ehren
(Brit: = important official) First Lord of the AdmiraltyStabschef mder Marine
(Rel) LordHerr m; the Lord (our) GodGott, der Herr; (good) Lord! (inf)ach, du lieber Himmel! (inf), → (ach,) du meine Güte! (inf); (annoyed) → mein Gott! (inf); Lord help him! (inf)(dann) Gnade ihm Gott!; Lord knows (inf)wer weiß; Lord knows I’ve tried often enoughich habs weiß Gott oft genug versucht
vt to lord itdas Zepter schwingen; to lord it over somebodyjdn herumkommandieren

lord

[lɔːd]
1. n
a.signore m
lord of the manor → signore del castello
lord and master → signore e padrone
to live like a lord → vivere da signore or come un re
b. (Brit) Lord SmithLord Smith
my Lord (to bishop, noble) → Eccellenza (to judge) → signor giudice
c. Our Lord (Rel) → Nostro Signore
the Lord → il Signore
the Lord's prayer → il Padrenostro
good Lord! → Dio mio!
2. vt to lord it over sb (fam) → darsi arie da gran signore con qn

lord

(loːd) noun
1. a master; a man or animal that has power over others or over an area. The lion is lord of the jungle.
2. (with capital when used in titles) in the United Kingdom etc a nobleman or man of rank.
3. (with capital) in the United Kingdom, used as part of several official titles. the Lord Mayor.
ˈlordly adjective
grand or proud. a lordly attitude.
ˈlordliness noun
ˈLordship noun
(with His, ~Your etc) a word used in speaking to, or about, a man with the title `Lord' and also certain judges who do not have this title. Thank you, Your Lordship.
the Lord
God; Christ.
lord it over
to act like a lord or master towards. Don't think you can lord it over us.
References in classic literature ?
Enter LORD GORING in evening dress with a buttonhole.
Just as he is going towards the door LORD CAVERSHAM enters from the smoking-room.
Lord Illingworth, of course, is a man of high distinction.
Lady Hunstanton is most kind in asking him here, and Lord Illingworth seems to have taken quite a fancy to him.
Morning-room of Lord Windermere's house in Carlton House Terrace.
Lord Darlington, you annoyed me last night at the Foreign Office.
She has no more money, and she offers my Lord her chair.
My Lord smiles superbly, and presses a second loan on her.
The sentinel wanted to repulse him; but Felton called to the officer of the post, and drawing from his pocket the letter of which he was the bearer, he said, "A pressing message from Lord de Winter.
Time now flew away unperceived, and the noble lord had been two hours in company with the lady, before it entered into his head that he had made too long a visit.
All the world knows that Lord Steyne's town palace stands in Gaunt Square, out of which Great Gaunt Street leads, whither we first conducted Rebecca, in the time of the departed Sir Pitt Crawley.
But forty thousand men of this our island in the wave (exclusive of women and children) rivet their eyes and thoughts on Lord George Gordon; and every day, from the rising up of the sun to the going down of the same, pray for his health and vigour.