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lord

A lord is powerful person who's in charge, or is a ruler or master. Sometimes tigers are described as the lords of the jungle, because they're the strongest, most ferocious predators that live there.

You'll most often see lord describing a man who holds authority or strong influence in a particular area, like a wealthy CEO who's known as a "lord of capitalism," or the head of a large drug-dealing enterprise who's called a "drug lord." Originally, a lord was a landowner during the feudal period in medieval Europe. Even today, a British lord holds an elite title marking him as a baron, earl, or duke.

Definitions of lord
  1. noun
    a person who has general authority over others
    synonyms: master, overlord
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    types:
    feudal lord, seigneur, seignior
    a man of rank in the ancient regime
    liege, liege lord
    a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
    type of:
    ruler, swayer
    a person who rules or commands
  2. verb
    make a lord of someone
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    type of:
    ennoble, entitle, gentle
    give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
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