landlord

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n landlord a landowner who leases to others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Landlord The lord of a manor, or of land; the owner of land or houses which he leases to a tenant or tenants.
    • Landlord The master of an inn or of any form of lodging house; as, the landlord collects the rents on the first of the month. "Upon our arrival at the inn, my companion fetched out the jolly landlord ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n landlord The lord of land or of a manor; one of whom land is held subject to the payment or performance of rent or service; the owner or holder of a tenement, to whom the tenant pays rent.
    • n landlord The master or proprietor of an inn, or of a lodging-house or boarding-house; a host.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Landlord the owner of land or houses: the master of an inn or lodging-house
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Quotations

  • William S. Burroughs
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    “So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”
  • Joseph Jefferson
    Joseph Jefferson
    “We are but tenants and shortly the great landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.”
  • Karl Marx
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    “Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.”
  • Eric Parslow
    Eric Parslow
    “The owner of a residence is the one who lives in it. Landlords and rent are manufactured tools of oppression.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Land, and Lord
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. land; Dut., Ger. land.

Usage

In literature:

The landlord here was the most talkative, and the most impudent fellow I ever saw.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
What is the landlord to do?
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
In the morning I would complain to the landlord of our service.
"The Van Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Human life then counted for less than the landlord's profits; to-day it is weighed in the scale against them.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Thus we had to pass through our landlord's bed-room to get to our own.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
The worker has nothing, except his ability to work, and he cannot work without the consent of the landlord and the capitalist.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
He determined, however, to question the landlord again; so he pulled at the bell.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
In the morning entered the landlord, and demanded a shilling.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Then let the boys see the landlord they'll have over them, that time!
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
I could see that he had been about to shout for the landlord and more waiters and pot-boys, but at my naming myself he gave a quick stare.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
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In poetry:

The landlord's daughter filled their cups
Around the rustic board;
Then sat they all so calm and still,
And spake not one rude word.
"The Happiest Land. (From The German)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Here, landlords, here, polemics nail you,
Arm'd with all rubbish they can rake up;
Prices and Texts at once assail you —
From Daniel these, and those from Jacob.
"Corn and Catholics" by Thomas Moore
How slowly learns the child at school
The names of all the nobs that rule
From Ponsonby to Pennant;
Ere his bewildered mind find rest,
Knowing his host can be a Guest,
His landlord is a Tennant.
"Songs Of Education: IV. Citizenship" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"And pray," the landlord says to them,
"Where go ye, sirs?" "To Bethlehem,"
The citizens replied. "You're merchants, sirs?” to them said he,
"We are," replied the pedlers three, "And Eastern men beside."
"A Commentary On The Eastern Wise Men, Travelling To Bethlehem, Guided" by Thomas Paine
"Six stories told! We must have seven,
A cluster like the Pleiades,
And lo! it happens, as with these,
That one is missing from our heaven.
Where is the Landlord? Bring him here;
Let the Lost Pleiad reappear."
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. Interlude VI. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Closed are the stately inns once more;
Flown, like the birds, is the latest guest;
Many have gone to a southern shore,
Some to the east and some to the west;
But the smiling landlords count their gains,
And we know well that the best remains.
"In November" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Landlord indicted in connection to carbon monoxide poisoning deaths.
We don't want to cause a stir, or seem judg­men­tal, but we would like to approach this neigh­bor, or her land­lord, to express our con­cern.
NEW YORK — An affiliate of the Blackstone Group on Tuesday said it had completed its $9 billion acquisition of the US assets and platform of Centro Properties Group, a major supermarket landlord.
A landlord connected to a deadly Christmas Eve house fire was expected to be released from house arrest on Friday.
A woman renting an apartment called NBC4 after weeks of frustration with her landlord.
Follow common -sense advice to find willing landlord.
Hazleton landlords concerned about registration requirement.
Landlords Raise Statutory, Constitutional Challenges Over Apartment Unit Fees.
Landlords and retailers are having more discussions at RECon 2011 than in past years.
Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson said tougher laws to crack down on disruptive tenants and landlords who do nothing to stop their behavior will help clean up the city.
Irmo landlord ordinances facing support and criticism .
A new landlord ordinance is causing some controversy in Irmo.
Crook 's primary focus will be representing purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants, as well as assisting the firm in commercial property acquisitions.
To keep city stores from shuttering, landlords and tenants are displaying an unprecedented level of cooperation, even renegotiating signed leases, according to business leaders.
THE PHILADELPHIA Gas Works is offering commercial landlords a way to avoid getting stuck paying their deadbeat tenants' gas bills.
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In science:

Young independently gives Landlord algorithm and shows that it is k-competitive for the file caching problem.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
These include LRU and FWF for paging, Balance and Greedy Dual for weighted caching, Landlord (a.k.a.
Caching with rental cost and zapping
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