Lorded
Lord Lord, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lorded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lording}.] To play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; -- sometimes with over; and sometimes with it in the manner of a transitive verb; as, rich students lording it over their classmates. [1913 Webster]

The whiles she lordeth in licentious bliss. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

I see them lording it in London streets. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And lorded over them whom now they serve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lorded — lÉ”rd /lɔːd n. master, ruler; one who owns land; very influential person; nobleman, aristocrat v. rule, control; be arrogant; act like a lord …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lord — Lord, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lorded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lording}.] To play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; sometimes with over; and sometimes with it in the manner of a transitive verb; as, rich students lording it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lording — Lord Lord, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lorded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lording}.] To play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; sometimes with over; and sometimes with it in the manner of a transitive verb; as, rich students lording… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lord it over — {v. phr.} To act as the superior and master of; dominate; be bossy over; control. * /John learned early to lord it over other children./ * /The office manager lorded it over the clerks and typists./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lord it over — {v. phr.} To act as the superior and master of; dominate; be bossy over; control. * /John learned early to lord it over other children./ * /The office manager lorded it over the clerks and typists./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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