lord Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lord" in British English

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lordnoun [C]

uk   /lɔːd/  us   /lɔːrd/
a ​male peer informal a man who has a lot of ​power in a ​particulararea of ​activity: Several ​alleged drug lords are to be put on ​trial.
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lordverb

uk   /lɔːd/  us   /lɔːrd/ informal
lord it over sb to ​behave as if you are ​better than someone and have the ​right to ​tell them what to do: He ​likes to lord it over his little ​sister.

Lordnoun

uk   /lɔːd/  us   /lɔːrd/

lord noun (TITLE)

[U] a ​title used in ​front of the ​names of ​male peers and ​officials of very high ​rank: Lord Longford the Lord Chancellor
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the Lords [+ sing/pl verb] →  the House of Lords my Lord in the UK, used to ​address a ​judge or peer
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lord noun (GOD)

(in the ​Christianreligion) ​God or ​JesusChrist: Praise the Lord! [as form of address] Lord, ​hearourprayer.
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(Definition of lord from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lordnoun [C]

 us   /lɔrd/
(in some ​countries) a ​title of a man who has a ​specially high ​socialrank, or the ​person himself A lord is also a man who has a lot of ​power in a ​particulararea: a ​feudal lord a ​crime lord

Lordnoun [U]

 us   /lɔrd/
(in the ​Christian and ​Jewishreligions) ​God Some ​people say Lord to ​expresssurprise, ​shock, or ​worry: Oh Lord! I’ve ​forgotten the ​tickets!
(Definition of lord from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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