What is lord?

  • (noun): A person who has general authority over others.
    Synonyms: overlord, master
    See also — Additional definitions below

Lord

Lord is a deferential appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler. In only a few cases is "lord" a substantive title in itself, most commonly that of the Lord of the Manor and certain vestigial titles from the age of feudalism such as Lord of Mann, in other cases it is a generic term applied, for example, to persons who hold a title of the peerage or persons entitled to courtesy titles, or to refer to a group or body of peers.

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Vanara - In The Ramayana
... Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh Maharashtra, in the midst of Dandaka Forest, where Lord Rama met them during his search for Sita ... It is Nala and Neela a descendant of Lord Vishwakarma Brahma with the blessings of Lord Viswakarma built a bridge over the ocean so that Rama and the army could cross to Lanka so it ...
Middle-earth - Adaptations - Films
... He sold the film rights for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to United Artists in 1969 after being faced with a sudden tax bill ... The following year (1978), a movie entitled The Lord of the Rings was released, produced and directed by Ralph Bakshi it was an adaptation of the first half of the story ... special covering roughly the last half of The Lord of the Rings, called The Return of the King ...
Orlando Bloom - Filmography
... Film Year Title Role Notes 1997 Wilde Rentboy cameo 2001 Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring, TheThe Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring Legolas 2001 ...
Lamington - History
... Most accounts of the creation of the lamington agree that it was named after Lord Lamington, who served as Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901 ... Even among those who attribute the name to Lord Lamington, there are different claims as to the exact location and creator of the cake itself ... According to one claim, Lamingtons were first served in Toowoomba when Lord Lamington took his entourage to Harlaxton House to escape the steamy heat of Brisbane ...
The Lord Of The Rings
... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English philologist and University of Oxford professor J ... The title of the novel refers to the story's main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron, who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of ... It was decided for economic reasons to publish The Lord of the Rings as three volumes over the course of a year from 21 July 1954 to October 1955, thus ...

More definitions of "lord":

  • (verb): Make a lord of someone.

Famous quotes containing the word lord:

    Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it;
    But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thanket.
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    Now I lay me down to sleep,
    I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
    If I should die before I wake,
    I pray the Lord my soul to take.
    —Unknown. Now I Lay Me Down to Take My Sleep (l. 1–4)

    Our Lord Jesus Christ, my brethren, is our hero, a hero all the world wants.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)