I. noun Etymology: Middle English loverd, lord, from Old English hlāford, from hlāf loaf + weard keeper — more at loaf, ward Date: before 12th century 1. one having power and authority over others: a. a ruler by hereditary right or preeminence to whom service and obedience are due b. one of whom a fee or estate is held in feudal tenure c. an owner of land or other real property d. obsolete the male head of a household e. husband f. one that has achieved mastery or that exercises leadership or great power in some area <
a drug lord
2. capitalized a. god 1 b. Jesus 3. a man of rank or high position: as a. a feudal tenant whose right or title comes directly from the king b. a British nobleman: as (1) baron 2a (2) a hereditary peer of the rank of marquess, earl, or viscount (3) the son of a duke or a marquess or the eldest son of an earl (4) a bishop of the Church of England c. plural, capitalized House of Lords 4. — used as a British title: as a. — used as part of an official title <
Lord Advocate
Lord Mayor
b. — used informally in place of the full title for a marquess, earl, or viscount c. — used for a baron d. — used by courtesy before the name and surname of a younger son of a duke or a marquess 5. a person chosen to preside over a festival II. intransitive verb Date: 14th century to act like a lord; especially to put on airs — usually used with it <
lords it over his friends

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Lord — (engl.: „Herr“, von altenglisch hláford, auch hlaferd oder hláfweard: „Brotherr, Brothüter“ aus altenglisch hláf „Laib“ und weard, „Hüter, Bewahrer, Wart“) ist ein englischer Adelstitel. In der englischen Kirchensprache entspricht die Bezeichnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lord — [ lɔr(d) ] n. m. • 1547; lord chambellan 1528; mot angl. « seigneur » ♦ Titre de noblesse en Grande Bretagne. La Chambre des lords. Lord et Lady Buckingham. ♢ Titre attribué à certains hauts fonctionnaires ou à certains ministres britanniques… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lord — Lord, n. [OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hl[=a]ford, for hl[=a]fweard, i. e., bread keeper; hl[=a]f bread, loaf + weardian to look after, to take care of, to ward. See {Loaf}, and {Ward} to guard, and cf. {Laird}, {Lady}.] 1. One who has power and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lord — 〈[lɔ:d] m. 6〉 1. engl. Adelstitel 2. Inhaber dieses Titels [engl., „Herr“] * * * Lọrd [lɔ:d], der; s, s [engl. lord < mengl. lōverd < aengl. hlāford = Herr, zu: hlāf = Brot(laib) u. weard = Schutzherr, Wart, also eigtl. = Brotherr,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lord — n [singular] 1.) a) a title of God or Jesus Christ, used when praying ▪ Thank you, Lord, for your blessings. b) the Lord God or Jesus Christ, used when talking about God ▪ The Lord helps and guides us. 2.) Lord (only) knows …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lord — [lôrd] n. [ME < OE hlaford < earlier hlafweard < hlaf (see LOAF1) + weard (see WARD): basic sense “loaf keeper” (i.e., one who feeds dependents): some senses infl. by use as transl. of L dominus] 1. a person having great power and… …   English World dictionary

  • lord — LORD, lorzi, s.m. (În Anglia) 1. (În evul mediu) Mare proprietar funciar; (în prezent) titlu nobiliar ereditar sau conferit de monarh; persoană care poartă acest titlu. 2. Membru al camerei superioare a parlamentului. Camera Lorzilor. 3. Termen… …   Dicționar Român

  • lord — ► NOUN 1) a man of noble rank or high office. 2) (Lord) a title given formally to a baron, less formally to a marquess, earl, or viscount, and as a courtesy title to a younger son of a duke or marquess. 3) (the Lords) the House of Lords, or its… …   English terms dictionary

  • Lord — (engl., spr. Lohrd; von dem angelsächsischen hlâford, der Brodherr), 1) der Herr, Oberherr; 2) im Allgemeinen der Titel sämmtlicher Peers; also alle Mitglieder des hohen Adels (Herzöge, Marquis, Earls [Grafen], Viscounts u. Barone), im engern… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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