lord Definition

  • 1a man of noble rank or high office
  • 2a feudal superior, especially the owner of a manor house

Using lord: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lord" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The lord of the manor was responsible for the welfare of his tenants.

  • Example

    He was made a lord in recognition of his services to the country.

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    The king was addressed as 'my lord' by his subjects.

  • Example

    The lord mayor of London is elected annually.

lord Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for lord

Idioms Using lord

  • used to emphasize that one does not know something


    Lord knows how long it will take to finish this project.

  • Lord of the Flies

    a novel by William Golding about a group of boys stranded on an uninhabited island who descend into savagery


    The book 'Lord of the Flies' is a classic study of human behavior under extreme conditions.

  • expressing gratitude for a positive outcome


    Thank the Lord we made it to the airport on time!

Phrases with lord

  • Lord's Prayer

    the prayer taught by Jesus Christ to his disciples, also known as 'Our Father'


    The Lord's Prayer is recited during church services.

  • Lord's Day

    Sunday, observed as a day of worship by Christians


    The Lord's Day is a time for rest and reflection.

  • someone who has complete control over another person or situation


    He acted as if he were my lord and master, ordering me around all day.

Origins of lord

from Old English 'hlāford', meaning 'bread-keeper'


Summary: lord in Brief

The term 'lord' [lɔːd] refers to a man of noble rank or high office, such as a feudal superior or the owner of a manor house. It can also be used in phrases like 'Lord's Prayer' and idioms like 'Lord knows,' which emphasizes uncertainty. 'Lord' has formal synonyms like 'nobleman' and 'aristocrat,' and informal ones like 'bigwig' and 'boss.'

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