- 1 [countable] a powerful man, especially in medieval Europe, who owned a lot of land and property a feudal lord the lord of the manor see also overlord, warlord
- 2 the Lord [singular] a title used to refer to God or Christ Love the Lord with all your heart.
- 3 Our Lord [singular] a title used to refer to Christ
- 4[countable] (in compounds) a powerful criminal of a particular type gang lords see also drug lord
- 5[countable] (in Britain) a man of high rank in the nobility (= people of high social class), or someone who has been given the title‘lord’as an honor compare lady
- 6 Lord (in Britain) the title used by a lord Lord Beaverbrook Idioms
nounjump to other results
used to show that you are surprised, annoyed, or worried about something Good Lord, what have you done to your hair!
(good) Lord!, oh Lord!jump to other results
used to emphasize what you are saying Lord knows, I tried to teach her.
Lord knows…jump to other results
used to say that you do not know the answer to something “Why did she say that?” “Lord knows!” Some people may find the use of Lord in these expressions offensive.
Lord (only) knows (what, where, why, etc.)… (informal)jump to other results
to use the words “God,” “Jesus,” etc. in a way that shows a lack of respect
take God's/the Lord's name in vain (old-fashioned)jump to other results
any particular year after the birth of Christ
year of grace, year of our Lord (formal)jump to other results