lord

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lord, louerd, loverd, lhoaverd (lord, master, ruler), from Old English hlāford, hlāfweard (lord, master, husband, literally bread-keeper, bread-guardian), from hlāf (bread) + weard (guardian, keeper), equivalent to loaf +‎ ward. Cognate with Scots laird (lord). Compare also lady. More at loaf, ward.

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lord (plural lords)

  1. (obsolete) The master of a household.
  2. A person having formal authority over others, a ruler.
  3. A person enjoying great respect in a community.
    lords of a profession
  4. An aristocrat, a man of high rank in a feudal society or in one that retains feudal forms and institutions.
  5. An owner, a master.
  6. A titled nobleman or aristocrat
  7. (obsolete) A husband.
    • Bible, Genesis xviii. 12
      my lord being old also
    • Shakespeare
      Thou worthy lord / Of that unworthy wife that greeteth thee.
  8. (familiar, dated, affectionate) One's boyfriend or husband.
  9. (Wicca) Alternative form of Lord.

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lord (third-person singular simple present lords, present participle lording, simple past and past participle lorded)

  1. (intransitive and transitive) Domineer or act like a lord.
  2. (transitive) To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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lord m (invariable)

  1. lord (British aristocrat)
  2. gentleman

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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From English lord.

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lȍrd m (Cyrillic spelling ло̏рд)

  1. lord (British title)

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  • lord” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish[edit]

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From English lord.

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lord m (plural lores)

  1. lord (British title)

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English lord.

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  • IPA(key): [ɫoɾd]
  • Hyphenation: lord

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lord (definite accusative lordu, plural lordlar)

  1. lord

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