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Lord

Usage statistics for the noun Lord:

spoken English49.53%written English50.47% conversational speech10.18%task-oriented speech89.82%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun Lord:

divinenoblemanoverlordnoblemakermasterlord
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Lord is sometimes a misspelling of loud or lorry.

The word lord is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun lord

What does lord mean as a name of something?

Lord is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • lord: lords
  • Lord: Lords

  1. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
  2. a person who has general authority over others
  3. a titled peer of the realm
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of Lord: noble / nobleman
    • antonym of Lord: lady
    • more generic term: male aristocrat = a man who is an aristocrat
    • more specific terms:
      • armiger = a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms
      • baron = a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
      • burgrave = a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
      • count = a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
      • duke = a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
      • grandee = a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal
      • margrave = a German nobleman ranking above a count
      • marquess / marquis = nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count
      • mesne lord = a feudal lord who was lord to his own tenants on land held from a superior lord
      • milord = a term of address for an English lord
      • palsgrave / palatine = the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
      • peer = a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
      • sire = a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
      • thane = a feudal lord or baron
      • viscount = a son or younger brother or a count
    • instances:
      • Don Juan = a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas
      • Roger de Mortimer / Mortimer = English nobleman who deposed Edward II and was executed by Edward III

Alternative definition of the noun lord

noun

  1. [obsolete] The master of a household.
  2. A person having formal authority over others, a ruler.
  3. A person enjoying great respect in a community.
  4. An aristocrat, a man of high rank in a feudal society or in one that retains feudal forms and institutions.
  5. An owner, a master.
  6. A titled nobleman or aristocrat
  7. [context: familiar, dated] An affectionate term for one's boyfriend or husband.

Definition of the verb lord

What does lord mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lorded | lording | lords

  1. make a lord of someone
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: ennoble / entitle / gentle = give a title to someone

Characters

  1. Lord is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
  2. Lord a.k.a. Mérey is a fictional character from the 1979 film Wrong-Doers.
  3. Lord is a fictional character from the 1965 film Killer Kid: Shoot on Sight.
  4. Lord is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Warrior.
  5. Lord is a fictional character from the 1994 film Princess from the Mill.
  6. Lord is a fictional character from the 1988 film Mr. Universe.
  7. Lord is a fictional character from the 1988 film The Expendables.
  8. Lord is a fictional character from the 1949 film Samson and Delilah.
  9. Lord is a fictional character from the 1937 film The Prince and the Pauper.

There are other characters with in their name, like Our Lord, War Lord, Dark Lord, Drug lord, Lord Grey, Lord John, Lord Slug, Star Lord, Time Lord, Tina Lord, Brian Lord, Crime Lord, David Lord, Dinah Lord, Lord Byron, Lord Lovel, Lord Mayor, Lord Shiva, Dorian Lord.

Film

"Lord" is a 2009 short drama film written and directed by Adrian Sitaru.

Phrases with Lord

Phrases starting with the word Lord:

  1. Lord Muck
  2. lord todd
  3. Lord Mayor
  4. lord's day
  5. lord nelson
  6. lord it over
  7. Lord Willing
  8. lord's table
  9. lord macaulay
  10. Lord of Lords
  11. lord's prayer

Phrases ending with the word Lord:

  1. M'lord
  2. Dear Lord
  3. drug lord
  4. Good Lord
  5. Crime Lord
  6. liege lord
  7. mesne lord
  8. press lord
  9. feudal lord

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lord

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Google previewThe True Christian Religion, Etc (1873)

by Emanuel Swedenborg

The Lord is the Word, and consequently all the truth of heaven and the church, as is plain from this passage in John...

Google previewThe Kojiki (2014)

An Account of Ancient Matters

Its land of Gateway is called Lord Summoned Brave. Next they made the triple Isles in the ...

Google previewThe Purpose and Power of Praise and Worship (2000)

by Myles Munroe

For example: “The Lord is a warrior” (Ex. 15:3a). “The Lord is God in...

Google previewSermons on several occasions [ed. by T. Jackson]. (1825)

by John Wesley

Now the Lord is that Spirit." 2 Cor. iii. 17. The Apostle had been showing, how the Gospel ministry was superior to that of the Law : the time being now com* when types and shadows should be laid aside, and we should be invited to our duty by ...

Google previewA new law dictionary ... (1792)

by Richard Burn, John Burn

LORD, dominus, is a word or title of honour, diversely used, being attributed not only to thofe who are noble by birth or creation, otherwise called peers of the realm, and lords of parliament; but to such as are so Called by the curtesy of England ...

Google previewA General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire by John Burke (1838)

by John Burke

Lord Templemore . . . . Marquess Cholmondcley Baron Dclamere . . . . Duke of Marlborough . . Earl of Leitrim . . . . . . Baron De Clifl'ord Baron Clifl'ord, of Chadleigh Duke of Newcastle Earl of Powis ...

Google previewA General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom, for M.D.CCC.XXVI. (1826)

by John Burke

Lord Bingham . Hon. C.-W.-D. Blaney ..! Lord Boscawen ..! Viscount Folkeston .. .. ] Viscount Kilburne ..] Hon. G.-Alan Brodrick . . None ..] None ..] None None - Hon. George Byng Hon. George-Anson Byron None Lord Glenorchy . . . Hon.

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Usage statistics about lord

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun Lord:

spoken English49.53%written English50.47% conversational speech10.18%task-oriented speech89.82%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun Lord:

divinenoblemanoverlordnoblemakermasterlord

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun Lord and its most common antonym:

ladyLord

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Quotes about Lord

I'm leaning on the Lord
A little bit more everyday
I'm leaning on the Lord
Just to get by
I'm leaning on the Lord
Hopeing he'll dry
These tears that I cry
One of these days he'll call me home
And peace will be mine (David Kush)
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Scrabble value of L1O1R1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LORD

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Semordnilap

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Other anagrams

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  • RODL

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