Meaning of “lord” in the English Dictionary

"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 particular area of activity:

Several alleged drug lords are to be put on trial.

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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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my Lord

in the UK, used to address a judge or peer

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(Definition of “lord” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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!

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