lord

noun a man of noble rank or high office.
↘(Lord) (in the UK) a title given formally to a baron, and less formally to a marquess, earl, or viscount (prefixed to a family or territorial name).
↘(the Lords) the House of Lords, or its members collectively.
↘(Lord) (in the UK) a courtesy title given to a younger son of a duke or marquess (prefixed to a Christian name).
↘a feudal superior, especially the owner of a manor house.
↘(Lord) a name for God or Christ.
exclamation (Lord) used in exclamations expressing surprise or worry, or for emphasis.
verb (lord it over) act in a superior and domineering manner towards.
Phrases
Lord Muck see muck.
Lord (God) of hosts God as Lord over earthly or heavenly armies.
the Lord's Day Sunday.
the Lord's Prayer the prayer taught by Christ to his disciples, beginning ‘Our Father’.
the Lord's Supper the Eucharist (especially in Protestant use).
My Lord (in the UK) a polite form of address to judges, bishops, and certain noblemen.
Derivatives
lordless adjective
lord-like adjective
Origin
OE hlāford, from hlāfweard 'bread-keeper', from a Gmc base (see loaf1, ward); cf. lady.

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  • lord — lord …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Lord — Lord …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • 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's — Cricket Ground 51° 31′ 46″ N 0° 10′ 22″ W / 51.5294444, 0.1728667 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

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