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lordnoun [C]

uk   /lɔːd/ us   /lɔːrd/

lordverb

uk   /lɔːd/ us   /lɔːrd/ informal

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] my Lord
in the UK, used to address a judge or peer

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  • Lord noun (GOD)

(in the Christian religion) God or Jesus Christ: Praise the Lord! [as form of address] Lord, hear our prayer.

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"lord" in American English

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lordnoun [C]

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

Lordnoun [U]

us   /lɔrd/
(in the Christian and Jewish religions) God
Some people say Lord to express surprise, shock, or worry: Oh Lord! I’ve forgotten the tickets!
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