• the House of a Great Egyptian Lord
    the House of a Great Egyptian Lord
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lord make a lord of someone
    • n Lord terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    • n Lord a titled peer of the realm
    • n lord a person who has general authority over others
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Lord Dalhousie Lord Dalhousie
Gen. Lord Aylmer Gen. Lord Aylmer
Lord Sydenham Lord Sydenham
Lord Lisgar Lord Lisgar
Bookplate of Lord Leighton Bookplate of Lord Leighton
My Hatchet, Lord Jupeter--4-00-400 My Hatchet, Lord Jupeter--4-00-400

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Felix Faure (French President; 1841-1899), Pope Leo VII (936-939), Pope John VII (955-964), Pope Leo VIII (963-965), Pope John XIII (965-72), Pope Paul II (1467-1471), Lord Palmerston (British Prime Minister, 1784-1865), Nelson Rockefeller (US Vice President, 1908-1979), and John Entwistle (The Who's bassist, 1944-2002) all died while having sex.
    • n Lord lôrd A hump-backed person; -- so called sportively.
    • Lord A husband. "My lord being old also.""Thou worthy lord Of that unworthy wife that greeteth thee."
    • Lord 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.
    • Lord 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.
    • Lord (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.
    • Lord One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor. "But now I was the lord Of this fair mansion.""Man over men
      He made not lord ."
    • Lord (Christianity) The Savior; Jesus Christ.
    • Lord The Supreme Being; Jehovah.
    • Lord To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord.
    • v. i Lord 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. "The whiles she lordeth in licentious bliss.""I see them lording it in London streets.""And lorded over them whom now they serve."
    • Lord To rule or preside over as a lord.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: George Harrison, with "My Sweet Lord," was the first Beatle to have a Number 1 hit single following the group's breakup.
    • n lord A master or ruler; a man possessing supreme authority or power of control; a monarch, governor, chief, proprietor, or paramount disposer.
    • n lord [capitalized] In Scripture, and in general Christian use, the Supreme Being; Jehovah: with the definite article except in address; also applied to Christ, who is called the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord, or our Lord. The word Lord also appears to be used of the Holy Ghost in 2 Cor. iii. 17 (referring to Ex. xxxiv.). In the English version of the Old Testament, LORD, when so printed, is a translation of, or rather substitute for, the Hebrew Jahveh, or Jehovah. In the English version of the New Testament it is a translation of the Greek Κύριος (Latin Dominus), variously translated God, Lord, Master, Owner, Sir.
    • n lord A title of respect formerly given to persons of superior rank or consideration, especially in the phrase of address ‘my lord,’ as to kings and princes, monks or other ecclesiastics, a husband, etc.: still used humorously of a husband with reference to his wife.
    • n lord The proprietor of a manor; the grantor under whom feudal tenants held, for whom he was to some extent responsible, and over whom he had authority. The word, with its meaning modified, is retained in the modern term landlord.
    • n lord A nobleman; a title of honor in Great Britain given to those who are noble by birth or creation: applied to peers of the realm, of Scotland, and of Ireland, including dukes, marquises, earls, viscounts, and barons. Archbishops and bishops also are addressed by this title. A nobleman is customarily addressed as My lord, and the holder of a noble title, whether by right or by courtesy, is frequently (a baron ordinarily) designated Lord: thus, the Marquis of Salisbury is spoken of as Lord Salisbury, his eldest son Viscount Cranborne (courtesy title) as Lord Cranborne, etc. The younger sons of dukes and marquises have the courtesy title Lord prefixed to their Christian names: as, Lord Randolph Churchill (son of the seventh Duke of Marlborough).
    • n lord An honorary title bestowed in Great Britain on certain official personages, generally as part of a designation. The mayors of London, York, and Dublin, and the provosts of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Perth, and Dundee have this title; also, all judges while presiding in court, and the members of the College of Justice in Scotland.
    • n lord One who goes foremost through the harvest with the seythe or the sickle.
    • n lord In Great Britain and Ireland, the principal official of a county, who has under him deputy lieutenants, and controls the appointment of justices of the peace and the issue of commissions in the local military organizations. The office was originally created for the defense of the counties in times of disturbance.
    • n lord The love-feast or agape, especially in the primitive church, whether accompanying the sacrament or apart from it.
    • lord To raise to the rank of a lord; hence, to treat, address, or acknowledge as lord or master.
    • lord To rule or preside over as lord.
    • lord To play the lord; domineer; rule with arbitrary or despotic sway: sometimes followed by over, and sometimes by the indefinite it, with or without over.
    • n lord In astrology, a planet that exercises dominion: thus, the ruler of the sign or the cusp of the first house in a nativity is termed lord of the ascendant or of the geniture. See lord of the ascendant, under ascendant, 1.
    • n lord A hunchback.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "Twelve Days of Christmas" gifts: A partridge in a pear tree, two turtledoves, three French hens, four calling birds, five gold rings, six geese laying, seven swans swimming, eight maids milking, nine ladies dancing, ten lords leaping, eleven pipers piping, and twelve drummers drumming. (There are 364 gifts altogether)
    • n Lord lawrd a master: a superior: a husband: a ruler: the proprietor of a manor: a baron: a peer of the realm: the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl: a bishop, esp. if a member of parliament:
    • v.t Lord to raise to the peerage
    • v.i Lord to act the lord: to tyrannise
    • n Lord lawrd (B.) the Supreme Being, Jehovah (when printed in capitals): a name also applied to Christ
    • ***


  • John Milton
    “Lords are lordliest in their wine.”
  • Alexander Maclaren
    “Only he who can say, The Lord is my strength, can say, Of whom shall I be afraid?”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Lord, what fools these mortals be.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Is your love for the Lord sufficient to give all your time and talents to his work?”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Lord we may know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
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    “The Lord doesn't always choose men for what they are, but for what they can become.”


Do a Lord Lucan - (UK) If someone disappears without a trace or runs off, they do a Lord Lucan. (Lord Lucan disappeared after a murder)
Drunk as a lord - (UK) Someone who is very drunk is as drunk as a lord.
Lord love a duck - An exclamation used when nothing else will fit. Often fitting when one is stunned or dismayed.
Lord willing and the creek don't rise - Pertains to the ability to accomplish a task or meet an obligation, barring unforseen complications. Example: "I will be at work tomorrow, Lord willing and the creek don't rise."


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hlāford, for hlāfweard, i. e., bread keeper; hlāf, bread, loaf + weardian, to look after, to take care of, to ward. See Loaf, and Ward to guard, and cf. Laird Lady
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. loverd, laverd—A.S. hláfordhláf, a loaf, bread, weard, warder.


In literature:

My lord is off to Ballymoney, and can't be back till supper-time.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
Were you not in the nature of a servant, and have not I in effect made you lord of all, of me, and of my lord?
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Lord, Lord Chancellor in Lord Derby's Administration, iii.
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
On the 14th Sir George Arthur sent the bill to Lord Normanby (successor to Lord Glenelg) for Her Majesty's assent, with an elaborate despatch.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
After Lord Palmerston's answer, Lord John Russell can have but little hope that Lord Palmerston will not see M. Kossuth.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
Send us Lord Winchilsea, or rather Lord Euston, or in short send us any one.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Bacon, Francis, Lord Verulam, and Viscount St. Alban's, Lord Chancellor, 8, 17, 47, 155, 277, 302-4, 344, 359, 364, 366, 369, 389-93, 398.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Bathurst, Earl (previously Lord Apsley); lord chancellor, 115; lord president of council, 203.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Therefore I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
He, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, rules over these.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham

In poetry:

Lord, what is worthless man,
That thou shouldst love him so?
Next to thine angels is he placed,
And lord of all below.
"Psalm 8" by Isaac Watts
Lord, he prayed, remember me;
When in glory thou shalt be;
Soon with me, the Lord replies,
Thou shalt rest in paradise.
"The Two Malefactors" by John Newton
Lord Orm,
You asked the Lady Olive (I can speak
As to a toad to you, my lord)--you asked
Olive to be your paramour: and she--
"The Wild Knight" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Lord, I believe thy heav'nly word,
Fain would I have my soul renewed;
I mourn for sin, and trust the Lord
To have it pardoned and subdued.
"Hymn 35 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Give to the Lord of lords renown,
The King of kings with glory crown:
His mercies ever shall endure,
When lords and kings are known no more.
"Psalm 136 Abridged" by Isaac Watts
Hosanna, Lord! Thine angels cry;
Hosanna, Lord! Thy saints reply;
Above, beneath us, and around,
The dead and living swell the sound;
"Hymn 1. Advent Sunday" by Reginald Heber

In news:

Oh dear lord, this has got to be the coolest thing I've ever seen.
Joined the Lord in Heaven on Oct 25, 2012, after a long fight with cancer.
INTERVIEWS Hear Dum Dum Girls' Beach-Blanket Ballad 'Lord Knows'.
The author of the widely read "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," was a man obsessed with the world he had created.
The shooting of Thomas R Lord Sr.
Mexico seeks exhumation of drug lord's parents.
Lord of Misrule, McPherson & Co.
NORTH JEFFERSON — Charles "Charlie" Lewis Ezekiel , 74 went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 25, 2012.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength.
Fanny Machiela, age 93, of Borculo, went to be with her Lord on Monday, October 1, 2012.
Mary Ruth Dover Felty , 90 of Maryville, went to be with her Lord August 29, 2011 surrounded by her family and friends.
How Catholics can better understand our baptismal obligation to participate in the mission of Our Lord.
IN THE EASE OF A KENSINGTON EVENING, Kenneth Rose is dressing for dinner - the private birthday dinner for Lord G. Master of an Oxford college.
Bonnie Lord of Ashville has osteoporosis and fibromyalgia, but this does not stop her from coming to the Lakewood YMCA to participate in the Fit for Life program.

In science:

The reliability of change scores: Many misinterpretations of Lord and Cronbach by many others.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Pais:‘ Subtle is the Lord’, Oxford University Press (1982).
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
Almost fifty years later this self-imaging effect was rediscovered and explained by Lord Rayleigh .
Factorization of Numbers with the temporal Talbot effect: Optical implementation by a sequence of shaped ultrashort pulses
In the second edition of Lord of the Rings (1966), J.R.R.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
Useful indications will be obtained by the LORD mission, a Lunar Orbital Radio Detector.
Radio Detection of Particles from the Cosmos