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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More definitions of "lord":

  • (verb): Make a lord of someone.

Famous quotes containing the word lord:

    When you have come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, “I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,” you may indeed set over you a king whom the LORD your God will choose. One of your own community you may set as king over you; you are not permitted to put a foreigner over you, who is not of your own community.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 17:14,15.

    I’ve never laid a cane on the back of a lord before, but if you force me to I shall speedily become used to the practice.
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928)

    Lord Lovel he stood at his castle gate
    A-combing his milk-white steed,
    When along came Lady Nancy Bell
    A-wishing her lover good speed, speed, speed,
    —Unknown. Lord Lovel (l. 1–4)