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lord

 
pronunciation:
lord
parts of speech:
noun, interjection, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who rules, esp. on the basis of property rights.
The peasants worked the land owned by the lord.
synonyms:
ruler, seignior
similar words:
chief, czar, dynast, emperor, king, maharajah, master, monarch, overlord, potentate, prince, rajah, seigneur, sovereign, superior
definition 2: a nobleman with a title.
For his military service, the king made him a lord and granted him a vast tract of land.
similar words:
archduke, aristocrat, count, duke, earl, gentleman, grand duke, grandee, hidalgo, landgrave, magnifico, marquis, noble, nobleman, peer, seignior, squire, suzerain, viscount
definition 3: one who is considered a leading master of his particular skill or profession.
Our grandfather was a lord of finance.
synonyms:
master, prince
similar words:
baron, czar, superior
definition 4: (cap.) God or Jesus Christ.
She prayed to the Lord for guidance.
synonyms:
Christ, Creator, Father, God, Jesus Christ, Savior
similar words:
Allah, Almighty, Deity, Divine, Godhead, Immanuel, Jehovah, Maker, Messiah, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Providence, Son of God, the Eternal, Yahweh
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part of speech: interjection
definition: (often cap.) used to express surprise, pleasure, exasperation, or other strong feelings.
Lord, what a mess!
synonyms:
heavens, my
similar words:
gee, glory, God, son of a bitch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lords, lording, lorded
definition: to behave in a conceited, overbearing manner toward someone; domineer (usu. fol. by "over").
Just because he's older he thinks he has a right to lord over us.
synonyms:
domineer
similar words:
command, direct, order
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Word History
Lord comes from an Old English word that means "keeper of the bread."
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