• WordNet 3.6
    • n laird a landowner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Laird lârd A lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laird In Scotland, a landed proprietor; especially, the owner of a hereditary estate; also, rarely, a house-owner; a landlord.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Laird lārd (Scot.) a landed proprietor, a landlord
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Lord
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

It makes no difference to me, for I'm something more than the Laird of Stair's daughter.
"Nancy Stair" by Elinor Macartney Lane
Translated from the German of M. W. by James L. Laird.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
There is the Laird o' Elibank, for instance, old Sir Juden.
"Tales From Scottish Ballads" by Elizabeth W. Grierson
Collier, Robert Laird, iii, 567.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Higher up, where the glen parts into two very narrow ones, is the house of the laird; I daresay a pretty place.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
This young laird had seen Jessie Warriston, and been struck with her noble appearance.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
The Hieland lairds are pitting their best fit foremost.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
The new laird was anxious to display himself on a wider sphere.
"James Boswell" by William Keith Leask
Meanwhile the Laird of Keppoch was observed advancing with a contingent of 300 of his Macdonells.
"The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, January 1876" by Various

In poetry:

Then, what wark had the laird o' Orchardburn
An' Ledgie coaxin' them in;
But afore they could manage to catch them a'
They had mony a weary rin.
"Ledgie Cooper" by Alexander Anderson
"Now, Jock, I wat," quo Hobie Noble,
"Part o the weight ye may lay on me,"
"I wat weel no," quo the Laird's Jock
"I count him lighter than a flee."
"Jock O The Side" by Andrew Lang
"The Laird's Jock ane, the Laird's Wat twa,
O Hobie Noble, thou ane maun be!
Thy coat is blue, thou has been true,
Since England banishd thee, to me."
"Jock O The Side" by Andrew Lang
'God be withee, Kirsty, my brither,
Lang live thou Laird of Mangertoun!
Lang mayst thou live on the border-syde
Or thou se thy brither ryde up and doun.
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British
"Fear ye no that," quo the Laird's Jock;
"A faint heart neer wan a fair ladie;
Work thou within, we'll work without,
And I'll be sworn we set thee free."
"Jock O The Side" by Andrew Lang
First the Laird o' Glenheid took away some stanes,
To pit his byre-en' richt;
But a week scarce had gane when nae coo had he
To rowte in the byre at nicht.
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Braves ink C Laird to two-year deal.
The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year deal with backup catcher Gerald Laird .
For more of Amanda Laird 's fabulous recipes, visit
Catcher Gerald Laird agrees to two-year contract with Atlanta Braves.
Gerald Laird has signed a two year contract with the Atlanta Braves.
Laird , 82, of McPherson, passed away Tuesday, Sept 4, 2012, at McPherson Hospital.
Brandon Laird (left) played 11 major league games for the Yankees last year.
The 57-day sentence is the remainder of Laird 's 93-day maximum sentence for the domestic violence charge.
Laird 's attorney was also not present.
Kris Putman, Laird 's probation officer, said Laird did not show up for tests on June 12 and June 13.
Laird 's stint in jail will his 15th, according to jail records.
It is Laird 's 14th stay at the Jackson County Jail since 2006, according to jail records.
The results were confirmed on June 23, according to Mazur and Laird 's court file.
Demon football coach Bradley Dale Peveto said the move is an "unexpected, special opportunity" for Laird and a "great move for the entire university.
" He said he "won't rush" filling Laird 's coaching post and will look for the "right fit" for the NSU program.

In science:

Simon Laird and Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen, Correlation, selection and the evolution of species networks, arXiv:q-bio/0608004.
Randomness and Complexity in Networks
Under the random effects model, the procedure for estimating the mean of the random effects proposed by DerSimonian and Laird (DL) (1986) is routinely used in practice.
Nonparametric inference procedure for percentiles of the random effects distribution in meta-analysis
To overcome this limitation, in this paper we combine segmental HMMs with random e(cid:11)ects models (Laird & Ware, 1982).
Modeling Waveform Shapes with Random Eects Segmental Hidden Markov Models
Following the discussion in Laird & Ware (1982), we describe the generative model as a two-stage process.
Modeling Waveform Shapes with Random Eects Segmental Hidden Markov Models
Johnson-Laird and Philip N.: Mental Models: Toward a Cognitive Science of Language, Inference and Consciousness.