Meaning of “landlord” in the English Dictionary

"landlord" in American English

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landlordnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlændˌlɔrd/ female landlady, /ˈlændˌleɪd·i/

a person who owns a building or an area of land and is paid by other people for the use of it:

Heather's landlord actually lowered her rent when she said she might move out.

(Definition of “landlord” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"landlord" in Business English

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landlordnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlændlɔːd/ us

PROPERTY a person or organization that owns a room, building, or piece of land that someone else pays rent to use:

Landlords have legal obligations that cannot be avoided by leaving them out of the tenancy agreement.

UK COMMERCE a man who owns or manages a pub, bar, or small hotel:

A landlord who has rescued his pub from being closed has said the crisis in the industry can't all be blamed on large pub companies.


(Definition of “landlord” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)