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lord


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lord  \Lord\,  n.  [Cf.  Gr  ?  bent  so  as  to  be  convex  in  front.] 
  A  hump-backed  person;  --  so  called  sportively.  [Eng.] 
  --Richardson  (Dict.). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lord  \Lord\,  n.  [OE.  lord,  laverd,  loverd,  AS  hl[=a]ford,  for 
  hl[=a]fweard,  i.  e.,  bread  keeper;  hl[=a]f  bread,  loaf  + 
  weardian  to  look  after  to  take  care  of  to  ward.  See  {Loaf}, 
  and  {Ward}  to  guard,  and  cf  {Laird},  {Lady}.] 
  1.  One  who  has  power  and  authority;  a  master;  a  ruler;  a 
  governor;  a  prince;  a  proprietor,  as  of  a  manor. 
 
  But  now  I  was  the  lord  Of  this  fair  mansion.  --Shak. 
 
  Man  over  men  He  made  not  lord.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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.  [Eng.] 
 
  3.  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  [Eng.] 
 
  4.  A  husband.  ``My  lord  being  old  also.''  --Gen.  xviii.  12. 
 
  Thou  worthy  lord  Of  that  unworthy  wife  that  greeteth 
  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Feudal  Law)  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. 
 
  6.  The  Supreme  Being  Jehovah. 
 
  Note:  When  Lord,  in  the  Old  Testament,  is  printed  in  small 
  capitals,  it  is  usually  equivalent  to  Jehovah,  and 
  might  with  more  propriety,  be  so  rendered. 
 
  7.  The  Savior;  Jesus  Christ. 
 
  {House  of  Lords},  one  of  the  constituent  parts  of  the  British 
  Parliament,  consisting  of  the  lords  spiritual  and 
  temporal. 
 
  {Lord  high  chancellor},  {Lord  high  constable},  etc  See 
  {Chancellor},  {Constable},  etc 
 
  {Lord  justice  clerk},  the  second  in  rank  of  the  two  highest 
  judges  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  Scotland. 
 
  {Lord  justice  general},  or  {Lord  president},  the  highest  in 
  rank  of  the  judges  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  Scotland. 
 
  {Lord  keeper},  an  ancient  officer  of  the  English  crown,  who 
  had  the  custody  of  the  king's  great  seal,  with  authority 
  to  affix  it  to  public  documents.  The  office  is  now  merged 
  in  that  of  the  chancellor. 
 
  {Lord  lieutenant},  a  representative  of  British  royalty:  the 
  {lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland}  being  the  representative  of 
  royalty  there  and  exercising  supreme  administrative 
  authority;  the  {lord  lieutenant  of  a  county}  being  a 
  deputy  to  manage  its  military  concerns,  and  also  to 
  nominate  to  the  chancellor  the  justices  of  the  peace  for 
  that  county. 
 
  {Lord  of  misrule},  the  master  of  the  revels  at  Christmas  in  a 
  nobleman's  or  other  great  house.  --Eng.  Cyc. 
 
  {Lords  spiritual},  the  archbishops  and  bishops  who  have  seats 
  in  the  House  of  Lords. 
 
  {Lords  temporal},  the  peers  of  England;  also  sixteen 
  representative  peers  of  Scotland,  and  twenty-eight 
  representatives  of  the  Irish  peerage. 
 
  {Our  lord},  Jesus  Christ;  the  Savior. 
 
  {The  Lord's  Day},  Sunday;  the  Christian  Sabbath,  on  which  the 
  Lord  Jesus  rose  from  the  dead. 
 
  {The  Lord's  Prayer},  the  prayer  which  Jesus  taught  his 
  disciples.  --Matt.  vi  9-13. 
 
  {The  Lord's  Supper}. 
  a  The  paschal  supper  partaken  of  by  Jesus  the  night 
  before  his  crucifixion. 
  b  The  sacrament  of  the  eucharist;  the  holy  communion. 
 
  {The  Lord's  Table}. 
  a  The  altar  or  table  from  which  the  sacrament  is 
  dispensed. 
  b  The  sacrament  itself 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lord  \Lord\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  invest  with  the  dignity,  power,  and  privileges  of  a 
  lord.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  rule  or  preside  over  as  a  lord.  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lord  \Lord\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lorded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lording}.] 
  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 
 
  The  whiles  she  lordeth  in  licentious  bliss.  --Spenser. 
 
  I  see  them  lording  it  in  London  streets.  --Shak. 
 
  And  lorded  over  them  whom  now  they  serve.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Misrule  \Mis*rule"\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  the  result,  of  misruling 
 
  2.  Disorder;  confusion;  tumult  from  insubordination. 
 
  Enormous  riot  and  misrule  surveyed.  --Pope. 
 
  {Abbot},  or  {Lord},  {of  Misrule}.  See  under  {Abbot},  and 
  {Lord}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Lord 
  n  1:  the  Christian  god  [syn:  {Godhead},  {Lord},  {Creator},  {Divine}, 
  {God  Almighty},  {Almighty},  {Jehovah}] 
  2:  a  person  who  has  general  authority  over  others  [syn:  {overlord}, 
  {master}] 
  3:  a  titled  peer  of  the  realm  [syn:  {noble},  {nobleman}]  [ant: 
  {lady},  {lady}] 
  v  :  make  a  lord  of  someone 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lord 
  There  are  various  Hebrew  and  Greek  words  so  rendered. 
 
  (1.)  Heb.  Jehovah,  has  been  rendered  in  the  English  Bible 
  LORD,  printed  in  small  capitals.  This  is  the  proper  name  of  the 
  God  of  the  Hebrews.  The  form  Jehovah"  is  retained  only  in  Ex 
  6:3;  Ps  83:18;  Isa.  12:2;  26:4,  both  in  the  Authorized  and  the 
  Revised  Version. 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  'adon,  means  one  possessed  of  absolute  control.  It 
  denotes  a  master,  as  of  slaves  (Gen.  24:14,  27),  or  a  ruler  of 
  his  subjects  (45:8),  or  a  husband,  as  lord  of  his  wife  (18:12). 
 
  The  old  plural  form  of  this  Hebrew  word  is  _'adonai_.  From  a 
  superstitious  reverence  for  the  name  "Jehovah,"  the  Jews,  in 
  reading  their  Scriptures,  whenever  that  name  occurred,  always 
  pronounced  it  _'Adonai_. 
 
  (3.)  Greek  kurios,  a  supreme  master,  etc  In  the  LXX.  this  is 
  invariably  used  for  Jehovah"  and  "'Adonai." 
 
  (4.)  Heb.  ba'al,  a  master,  as  having  domination.  This  word  is 
  applied  to  human  relations,  as  that  of  husband,  to  persons 
  skilled  in  some  art  or  profession,  and  to  heathen  deities.  "The 
  men  of  Shechem,"  literally  "the  baals  of  Shechem"  (Judg.  9:2, 
  3).  These  were  the  Israelite  inhabitants  who  had  reduced  the 
  Canaanites  to  a  condition  of  vassalage  (Josh.  16:10;  17:13). 
 
  (5.)  Heb.  seren,  applied  exclusively  to  the  "lords  of  the 
  Philistines"  (Judg.  3:3).  The  LXX.  render  it  by  satrapies.  At 
  this  period  the  Philistines  were  not  as  at  a  later  period  (1 
  Sam.  21:10),  under  a  kingly  government.  (See  Josh.  13:3;  1  Sam. 
  6:18.)  There  were  five  such  lordships,  viz.,  Gath,  Ashdod,  Gaza, 
  Ashkelon,  and  Ekron. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LORD,  n.  In  American  society,  an  English  tourist  above  the  state  of  a 
  costermonger,  as  lord  'Aberdasher,  Lord  Hartisan  and  so  forth.  The 
  traveling  Briton  of  lesser  degree  is  addressed  as  "Sir,"  as  Sir  'Arry 
  Donkiboi  or  'Amstead  'Eath.  The  word  Lord"  is  sometimes  used  also 
  as  a  title  of  the  Supreme  Being  but  this  is  thought  to  be  rather 
  flattery  than  true  reverence. 
 
  Miss  Sallie  Ann  Splurge,  of  her  own  accord, 
  Wedded  a  wandering  English  lord  -- 
  Wedded  and  took  him  to  dwell  with  her  "paw," 
  A  parent  who  throve  by  the  practice  of  Draw. 
  Lord  Cadde  I  don't  hesitate  to  declare 
  Unworthy  the  father-in-legal  care 
  Of  that  elderly  sport,  notwithstanding  the  truth 
  That  Cadde  had  renounced  all  the  follies  of  youth; 
  For  sad  to  relate,  he'd  arrived  at  the  stage 
  Of  existence  that's  marked  by  the  vices  of  age. 
  Among  them  cupidity  caused  him  to  urge 
  Repeated  demands  on  the  pocket  of  Splurge, 
  Till,  wrecked  in  his  fortune,  that  gentleman  saw 
  Inadequate  aid  in  the  practice  of  Draw, 
  And  took  as  a  means  of  augmenting  his  pelf, 
  To  the  business  of  being  a  lord  himself. 
  His  neat-fitting  garments  he  wilfully  shed 
  And  sacked  himself  strangely  in  checks  instead; 
  Denuded  his  chin,  but  retained  at  each  ear 
  A  whisker  that  looked  like  a  blasted  career. 
  He  painted  his  neck  an  incarnadine  hue 
  Each  morning  and  varnished  it  all  that  he  knew. 
  The  moony  monocular  set  in  his  eye 
  Appeared  to  be  scanning  the  Sweet  Bye-and-Bye. 
  His  head  was  enroofed  with  a  billycock  hat, 
  And  his  low-necked  shoes  were  aduncous  and  flat. 
  In  speech  he  eschewed  his  American  ways, 
  Denying  his  nose  to  the  use  of  his  A's 
  And  dulling  their  edge  till  the  delicate  sense 
  Of  a  babe  at  their  temper  could  take  no  offence. 
  His  H's  --  'twas  most  inexpressibly  sweet, 
  The  patter  they  made  as  they  fell  at  his  feet! 
  Re-outfitted  thus  Mr  Splurge  without  fear 
  Began  as  Lord  Splurge  his  recouping  career. 
  Alas,  the  Divinity  shaping  his  end 
  Entertained  other  views  and  decided  to  send 
  His  lordship  in  horror,  despair  and  dismay 
  From  the  land  of  the  nobleman's  natural  prey. 
  For  smit  with  his  Old  World  ways,  Lady  Cadde 
  Fell  --  suffering  Caesar!  --  in  love  with  her  dad! 
  G.J. 
 
 




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