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English definition of “lord”

lord

noun
 
 
/lɔːd/
[C, U] (also Lord) a man of high social rank, or a title given to a man who has earned official respect, in the UK: Lord Lichfield The lords and ladies assembled in the hall.Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy peopleRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
the Lord God or ChristGod and gods
Good Lord! informal something you say when you are surprised or angry: Good Lord! Is that the time? → See also House of LordsInterjectionsSounds used as interjections
(Definition of lord from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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