From Middle English lord, loverd, lhoaverd (“lord, master, ruler”), from Old English hlāford, hlāfweard (“lord, master, husband”, literally “bread-keeper”), from hlāf (“bread”) + weard (“guardian, keeper”). Compare also lady. More at loaf, ward.
Wikipedia lord (plural lords)
- (obsolete) The master of a household.
- A person having formal authority over others, a ruler.
- A person enjoying great respect in a community.
- An aristocrat, a man of high rank in a feudal society or in one that retains feudal forms and institutions.
- An owner, a master.
- A titled nobleman or aristocrat
- (familiar, dated) An affectionate term for one's boyfriend or husband.
- (Wicca) Alternative form of Lord.
person having authority over others, a ruler
person enjoying great respect in a community
aristocrat, man of high rank
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lord (third-person singular simple present lords, present participle lording, simple past and past participle lorded)
- (intransitive and transitive) Domineer or act like a lord.
- (transitive) To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord.
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