Lording
Lording Lord"ing, n. [Lord + -ing, 3.] 1. The son of a lord; a person of noble lineage. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A little lord; a lordling; a lord, in contempt or ridicule. [Obs.] --Swift. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the plural, a common ancient mode of address equivalent to ``Sirs'' or ``My masters.'' [1913 Webster]

Therefore, lordings all, I you beseech. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • lording — [lôr′diŋ] n. [ME < OE hlafording] 1. LORDLING 2. a lord: chiefly in pl. as a term of address …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Lording — Recorded as Lordan, Lorden, Lordon, Lordin, Lording, Lordinge, and originally it would seem Lordynge, this is an English surname, although sometimes fused or confused with the French Huguenot name Lourdin, which it seems to have absorbed. It is… …   Surnames reference

  • lording — noun lord Sir Loyd was born to succeed a petty lording or mere lordling, later a grander inheritance made that mean lusciously landed lord …   Wiktionary

  • lording — noun Date: 13th century 1. archaic lord 2. obsolete lordling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lording — /lawr ding/, n. Archaic. 1. lord. 2. Often, lordings. lords; sirs; gentlemen (often used as a term of address). [1150 1200; ME; OE hlafording prince, lit., offspring of a lord, equiv. to hlaford LORD + ing ING3] * * * …   Universalium

  • lording — sb. RG. 431, 524 …   Oldest English Words

  • lording — 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

  • lording — lord·ing …   English syllables

  • lording — lord•ing [[t]ˈlɔr dɪŋ[/t]] n. archaic lord; sir …   From formal English to slang

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