Meaning of 'lord' (Webster Dictionary)
- A hump-backed person; -- so called sportively.
- One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a
governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor.
- 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
boron, as opposed to noblemen of higher rank.
- 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.
- A husband.
- 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.
- The Supreme Being; Jehovah.
- The Savior; Jesus Christ. - 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. - To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a
- To rule or preside over as a lord.