Meaning of LORD in English

LORD

■ noun a man of noble rank or high office.

↘( Lord ) (in the UK) a title given formally to a baron, and less formally to a marquess, earl, or viscount (prefixed to a family or territorial name).

↘( the Lords ) the House of Lords, or its members collectively.

↘( Lord ) (in the UK) a courtesy title given to a younger son of a duke or marquess (prefixed to a Christian name).

↘a feudal superior, especially the owner of a manor house.

↘( Lord ) a name for God or Christ.

■ exclamation ( Lord ) used in exclamations expressing surprise or worry, or for emphasis.

■ verb ( ~ it over ) act in a superior and domineering manner towards.

Phrases

Lord Muck see muck .

Lord ( God ) of hosts God as Lord over earthly or heavenly armies.

the Lord's Day Sunday.

the Lord's Prayer the prayer taught by Christ to his disciples, beginning ‘Our Father’.

the Lord's Supper the Eucharist (especially in Protestant use).

My Lord (in the UK) a polite form of address to judges, bishops, and certain noblemen.

Derivatives

~less adjective

~-like adjective

Origin

OE hlāford , from hlāfweard 'bread-keeper', from a Gmc base (see loaf 1 , ward ); cf. lady .

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