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NOUN (3)

1. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God;
[syn: Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Almighty, Jehovah]

2. a person who has general authority over others;
[syn: overlord, master, lord]

3. a titled peer of the realm;
[syn: Lord, noble, nobleman]


VERB (1)

1. make a lord of someone;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lord \Lord\ (l[^o]rd), n. [Cf. Gr. ? bent so as to be convex in front.] A hump-backed person; -- so called sportively. [Eng.] --Richardson (Dict.). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 authority; a master; a ruler; a governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor. [1913 Webster] But now I was the lord Of this fair mansion. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Man over men He made not lord. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A titled nobleman., whether a peer of the realm or not; a bishop, as a member of the House of Lords; by courtesy; the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl; in a restricted sense, a baron, as opposed to noblemen of higher rank. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A title bestowed on the persons above named; and also, for honor, on certain official persons; as, lord advocate, lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice, etc. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 4. A husband. "My lord being old also." --Gen. xviii. 12. [1913 Webster] Thou worthy lord Of that unworthy wife that greeteth thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. (Feudal Law) One of whom a fee or estate is held; the male owner of feudal land; as, the lord of the soil; the lord of the manor. [1913 Webster] 6. The Supreme Being; Jehovah. [1913 Webster] Note: When Lord, in the Old Testament, is printed in small capitals, it is usually equivalent to Jehovah, and might, with more propriety, be so rendered. [1913 Webster] 7. (Christianity) The Savior; Jesus Christ. [1913 Webster] House of Lords, one of the constituent parts of the British Parliament, consisting of the lords spiritual and temporal. Lord high chancellor, Lord high constable, etc. See Chancellor, Constable, etc. Lord justice clerk, the second in rank of the two highest judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland. Lord justice general, or Lord president, the highest in rank of the judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland. Lord keeper, an ancient officer of the English crown, who had the custody of the king's great seal, with authority to affix it to public documents. The office is now merged in that of the chancellor. Lord lieutenant, a representative of British royalty: the lord lieutenant of Ireland being the representative of royalty there, and exercising supreme administrative authority; the lord lieutenant of a county being a deputy to manage its military concerns, and also to nominate to the chancellor the justices of the peace for that county. Lord of misrule, the master of the revels at Christmas in a nobleman's or other great house. --Eng. Cyc. Lords spiritual, the archbishops and bishops who have seats in the House of Lords. Lords temporal, the peers of England; also, sixteen representative peers of Scotland, and twenty-eight representatives of the Irish peerage. Our lord, Jesus Christ; the Savior. The Lord's Day, Sunday; the Christian Sabbath, on which the Lord Jesus rose from the dead. The Lord's Prayer, (Christianity) the prayer which Jesus taught his disciples, also called the Our Father. --Matt. vi. 9-13. The Lord's Supper. (a) The paschal supper partaken of by Jesus the night before his crucifixion. (b) The sacrament of the eucharist; the holy communion. The Lord's Table. (a) The altar or table from which the sacrament is dispensed. (b) The sacrament itself. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lord \Lord\, v. t. 1. To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To rule or preside over as a lord. [R.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lord \Lord\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lorded; p. pr. & vb. n. Lording.] To play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; -- sometimes with over; and sometimes with it in the manner of a transitive verb; as, rich students lording it over their classmates. [1913 Webster] The whiles she lordeth in licentious bliss. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] I see them lording it in London streets. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And lorded over them whom now they serve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Lord n 1: terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God [syn: Godhead, Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty, Almighty, Jehovah] 2: a person who has general authority over others [syn: overlord, master, lord] 3: a titled peer of the realm [syn: Lord, noble, nobleman] [ant: Lady, noblewoman, peeress] v 1: make a lord of someone
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "Lord": Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, Demiourgos, Demiurge, Eminence, God, God Almighty, Grace, Heaven, Her Excellency, Her Highness, Her Ladyship, Her Majesty, Highness, His Lordship, His Majesty, Honor, I Am, Imperial Highness, Imperial Majesty, Jehovah, King of Kings, Lady, Ladyship, Lord of Lords, Lord of hosts, Lordship, Majesty, My Lady, My Lord, Omnipotence, Omniscience, Providence, Reverence, Royal Highness, Royal Majesty, Serene Highness, Worship, Your Lordship, milady, milord, the Absolute, the Absolute Being, the All-holy, the All-knowing, the All-merciful, the All-powerful, the All-wise, the Almighty, the Creator, the Deity, the Divinity, the Eternal, the Eternal Being, the First Cause, the Infinite, the Infinite Spirit, the Maker, the Omnipotent, the Omniscient, the Preserver, the Supreme Being, the Supreme Soul
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

115 Moby Thesaurus words for "lord": Brahman, Christ, God, God Almighty, Jehovah, Jesus, Lord, affect, archduke, aristocrat, armiger, baron, baronet, beneficiary, blue blood, boss, bwana, cestui, cestui que trust, cestui que use, chef, chief, church dignitary, cock, count, daimio, deedholder, domineer, duke, earl, ecclesiarch, elder, employer, esquire, feoffee, feudatory, gentleman, goodman, grand duke, grandee, guru, hidalgo, householder, hubby, husband, lace-curtain, laird, landgrave, landlady, landlord, liege, liege lord, lord it over, lord paramount, lordling, magnate, magnifico, man, margrave, marquis, master, mesne, mesne lord, mister, mistress, monarch, noble, nobleman, old man, optimate, order about, overawe, overbear, overlord, owner, padrone, palsgrave, paramount, paterfamilias, patriarch, patrician, patron, peacock, peer, pontificate, pretend, proprietary, proprietor, proprietress, proprietrix, put on, put on airs, rabbi, rentier, ruler, sahib, seigneur, seignior, silk-stocking, sovereign, squire, starets, swagger, swank, swell, teacher, the Almighty, the Creator, the Supreme Being, thoroughbred, titleholder, tyrannize, upper-cruster, viscount, waldgrave
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Lord There are various Hebrew and Greek words so rendered. (1.) Heb. Jehovah, has been rendered in the English Bible LORD, printed in small capitals. This is the proper name of the God of the Hebrews. The form "Jehovah" is retained only in Ex. 6:3; Ps. 83:18; Isa. 12:2; 26:4, both in the Authorized and the Revised Version. (2.) Heb. 'adon, means one possessed of absolute control. It denotes a master, as of slaves (Gen. 24:14, 27), or a ruler of his subjects (45:8), or a husband, as lord of his wife (18:12). The old plural form of this Hebrew word is _'adonai_. From a superstitious reverence for the name "Jehovah," the Jews, in reading their Scriptures, whenever that name occurred, always pronounced it _'Adonai_. (3.) Greek kurios, a supreme master, etc. In the LXX. this is invariably used for "Jehovah" and "'Adonai." (4.) Heb. ba'al, a master, as having domination. This word is applied to human relations, as that of husband, to persons skilled in some art or profession, and to heathen deities. "The men of Shechem," literally "the baals of Shechem" (Judg. 9:2, 3). These were the Israelite inhabitants who had reduced the Canaanites to a condition of vassalage (Josh. 16:10; 17:13). (5.) Heb. seren, applied exclusively to the "lords of the Philistines" (Judg. 3:3). The LXX. render it by satrapies. At this period the Philistines were not, as at a later period (1 Sam. 21:10), under a kingly government. (See Josh. 13:3; 1 Sam. 6:18.) There were five such lordships, viz., Gath, Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

LORD. In England, this is a title of honor. Fortunately in the U. S. no such titles are allowed.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

LORD, n. In American society, an English tourist above the state of a costermonger, as, lord 'Aberdasher, Lord Hartisan and so forth. The traveling Briton of lesser degree is addressed as "Sir," as, Sir 'Arry Donkiboi, of 'Amstead 'Eath. The word "Lord" is sometimes used, also, as a title of the Supreme Being; but this is thought to be rather flattery than true reverence. Miss Sallie Ann Splurge, of her own accord, Wedded a wandering English lord -- Wedded and took him to dwell with her "paw," A parent who throve by the practice of Draw. Lord Cadde I don't hesitate to declare Unworthy the father-in-legal care Of that elderly sport, notwithstanding the truth That Cadde had renounced all the follies of youth; For, sad to relate, he'd arrived at the stage Of existence that's marked by the vices of age. Among them, cupidity caused him to urge Repeated demands on the pocket of Splurge, Till, wrecked in his fortune, that gentleman saw Inadequate aid in the practice of Draw, And took, as a means of augmenting his pelf, To the business of being a lord himself. His neat-fitting garments he wilfully shed And sacked himself strangely in checks instead; Denuded his chin, but retained at each ear A whisker that looked like a blasted career. He painted his neck an incarnadine hue Each morning and varnished it all that he knew. The moony monocular set in his eye Appeared to be scanning the Sweet Bye-and-Bye. His head was enroofed with a billycock hat, And his low-necked shoes were aduncous and flat. In speech he eschewed his American ways, Denying his nose to the use of his A's And dulling their edge till the delicate sense Of a babe at their temper could take no offence. His H's -- 'twas most inexpressibly sweet, The patter they made as they fell at his feet! Re-outfitted thus, Mr. Splurge without fear Began as Lord Splurge his recouping career. Alas, the Divinity shaping his end Entertained other views and decided to send His lordship in horror, despair and dismay From the land of the nobleman's natural prey. For, smit with his Old World ways, Lady Cadde Fell -- suffering Caesar! -- in love with her dad! G.J.