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Definition of "lord" []

  • A man of high rank in a feudal society or in one that retains feudal forms and institutions, especially: (noun)
  • A king. (noun)
  • A territorial magnate. (noun)
  • The proprietor of a manor. (noun)
  • The House of Lords. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lord" in a sentence
  • "* The word _amakhû_ is applied to an individual who has freely entered the service of king or baron, and taken him for his lord: _amakhû khir nibuf_ means _vassal of his lord_."
  • "DUKE _ (My lord_), a duke's servant, who assumes the airs and title of his master, and is addressed as "Your grace," or "My lord duke.""
  • "I. i.241 (284,9) That I had no angry wit to be a lord] [W: so hungry a wit] The meaning may be, I should hate myself for _patiently enduring to be a lord_."