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 for Lord
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lord \Lord\ (l[^o]rd), n. [Cf. Gr. ? bent so as to be convex in
     A hump-backed person; -- so called sportively. [Eng.]
     --Richardson (Dict.).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lord \Lord\, n. [OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hl[=a]ford, for
     hl[=a]fweard, i. e., bread keeper; hl[=a]f bread, loaf +
     weardian to look after, to take care of, to ward. See Loaf,
     and Ward to guard, and cf. Laird, Lady.]
     1. One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a
        governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor.
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              But now I was the lord
              Of this fair mansion.                 --Shak.
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              Man over men
              He made not lord.                     --Milton.
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     2. A titled nobleman., whether a peer of the realm or not; a
        bishop, as a member of the House of Lords; by courtesy;
        the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an
        earl; in a restricted sense, a baron, as opposed to
        noblemen of higher rank. [Eng.]
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     3. A title bestowed on the persons above named; and also, for
        honor, on certain official persons; as, lord advocate,
        lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice,
        etc. [Eng.]
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     4. A husband. "My lord being old also." --Gen. xviii. 12.
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              Thou worthy lord
              Of that unworthy wife that greeteth thee. --Shak.
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     5. (Feudal Law) One of whom a fee or estate is held; the male
        owner of feudal land; as, the lord of the soil; the lord
        of the manor.
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     6. The Supreme Being; Jehovah.
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     Note: When Lord, in the Old Testament, is printed in small
           capitals, it is usually equivalent to Jehovah, and
           might, with more propriety, be so rendered.
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     7. (Christianity) The Savior; Jesus Christ.
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     House of Lords, one of the constituent parts of the British
        Parliament, consisting of the lords spiritual and
     Lord high chancellor, Lord high constable, etc. See
        Chancellor, Constable, etc.
     Lord justice clerk, the second in rank of the two highest
        judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
     Lord justice general, or Lord president, the highest in
        rank of the judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
     Lord keeper, an ancient officer of the English crown, who
        had the custody of the king's great seal, with authority
        to affix it to public documents. The office is now merged
        in that of the chancellor.
     Lord lieutenant, a representative of British royalty: the
        lord lieutenant of Ireland being the representative of
        royalty there, and exercising supreme administrative
        authority; the lord lieutenant of a county being a
        deputy to manage its military concerns, and also to
        nominate to the chancellor the justices of the peace for
        that county.
     Lord of misrule, the master of the revels at Christmas in a
        nobleman's or other great house. --Eng. Cyc.
     Lords spiritual, the archbishops and bishops who have seats
        in the House of Lords.
     Lords temporal, the peers of England; also, sixteen
        representative peers of Scotland, and twenty-eight
        representatives of the Irish peerage.
     Our lord, Jesus Christ; the Savior.
     The Lord's Day, Sunday; the Christian Sabbath, on which the
        Lord Jesus rose from the dead.
     The Lord's Prayer, (Christianity) the prayer which Jesus
        taught his disciples, also called the Our Father.
        --Matt. vi. 9-13.
     The Lord's Supper.
        (a) The paschal supper partaken of by Jesus the night
            before his crucifixion.
        (b) The sacrament of the eucharist; the holy communion.
     The Lord's Table.
        (a) The altar or table from which the sacrament is
        (b) The sacrament itself.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lord \Lord\, v. t.
     1. To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a
        lord. [R.] --Shak.
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     2. To rule or preside over as a lord. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lord \Lord\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lorded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or
     despotic sway; -- sometimes with over; and sometimes with it
     in the manner of a transitive verb; as, rich students lording
     it over their classmates.
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           The whiles she lordeth in licentious bliss. --Spenser.
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           I see them lording it in London streets. --Shak.
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           And lorded over them whom now they serve. --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God [syn: Godhead,
           Lord, Creator, Maker, Divine, God Almighty,
           Almighty, Jehovah]
      2: a person who has general authority over others [syn:
         overlord, master, lord]
      3: a titled peer of the realm [syn: Lord, noble, nobleman]
         [ant: Lady, noblewoman, peeress]
      v 1: make a lord of someone

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "Lord":
     Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, Demiourgos, Demiurge, Eminence, God,
     God Almighty, Grace, Heaven, Her Excellency, Her Highness,
     Her Ladyship, Her Majesty, Highness, His Lordship, His Majesty,
     Honor, I Am, Imperial Highness, Imperial Majesty, Jehovah,
     King of Kings, Lady, Ladyship, Lord of Lords, Lord of hosts,
     Lordship, Majesty, My Lady, My Lord, Omnipotence, Omniscience,
     Providence, Reverence, Royal Highness, Royal Majesty,
     Serene Highness, Worship, Your Lordship, milady, milord,
     the Absolute, the Absolute Being, the All-holy, the All-knowing,
     the All-merciful, the All-powerful, the All-wise, the Almighty,
     the Creator, the Deity, the Divinity, the Eternal,
     the Eternal Being, the First Cause, the Infinite,
     the Infinite Spirit, the Maker, the Omnipotent, the Omniscient,
     the Preserver, the Supreme Being, the Supreme Soul

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  115 Moby Thesaurus words for "lord":
     Brahman, Christ, God, God Almighty, Jehovah, Jesus, Lord, affect,
     archduke, aristocrat, armiger, baron, baronet, beneficiary,
     blue blood, boss, bwana, cestui, cestui que trust, cestui que use,
     chef, chief, church dignitary, cock, count, daimio, deedholder,
     domineer, duke, earl, ecclesiarch, elder, employer, esquire,
     feoffee, feudatory, gentleman, goodman, grand duke, grandee, guru,
     hidalgo, householder, hubby, husband, lace-curtain, laird,
     landgrave, landlady, landlord, liege, liege lord, lord it over,
     lord paramount, lordling, magnate, magnifico, man, margrave,
     marquis, master, mesne, mesne lord, mister, mistress, monarch,
     noble, nobleman, old man, optimate, order about, overawe, overbear,
     overlord, owner, padrone, palsgrave, paramount, paterfamilias,
     patriarch, patrician, patron, peacock, peer, pontificate, pretend,
     proprietary, proprietor, proprietress, proprietrix, put on,
     put on airs, rabbi, rentier, ruler, sahib, seigneur, seignior,
     silk-stocking, sovereign, squire, starets, swagger, swank, swell,
     teacher, the Almighty, the Creator, the Supreme Being,
     thoroughbred, titleholder, tyrannize, upper-cruster, viscount,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     There are various Hebrew and Greek words so rendered.
       (1.) Heb. Jehovah, has been rendered in the English Bible
     LORD, printed in small capitals. This is the proper name of the
     God of the Hebrews. The form "Jehovah" is retained only in Ex.
     6:3; Ps. 83:18; Isa. 12:2; 26:4, both in the Authorized and the
     Revised Version.
       (2.) Heb. 'adon, means one possessed of absolute control. It
     denotes a master, as of slaves (Gen. 24:14, 27), or a ruler of
     his subjects (45:8), or a husband, as lord of his wife (18:12).
       The old plural form of this Hebrew word is _'adonai_. From a
     superstitious reverence for the name "Jehovah," the Jews, in
     reading their Scriptures, whenever that name occurred, always
     pronounced it _'Adonai_.
       (3.) Greek kurios, a supreme master, etc. In the LXX. this is
     invariably used for "Jehovah" and "'Adonai."
       (4.) Heb. ba'al, a master, as having domination. This word is
     applied to human relations, as that of husband, to persons
     skilled in some art or profession, and to heathen deities. "The
     men of Shechem," literally "the baals of Shechem" (Judg. 9:2,
     3). These were the Israelite inhabitants who had reduced the
     Canaanites to a condition of vassalage (Josh. 16:10; 17:13).
       (5.) Heb. seren, applied exclusively to the "lords of the
     Philistines" (Judg. 3:3). The LXX. render it by satrapies. At
     this period the Philistines were not, as at a later period (1
     Sam. 21:10), under a kingly government. (See Josh. 13:3; 1 Sam.
     6:18.) There were five such lordships, viz., Gath, Ashdod, Gaza,
     Ashkelon, and Ekron.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LORD. In England, this is a title of honor. Fortunately in the U. S. no such 
  titles are allowed. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  LORD, n.  In American society, an English tourist above the state of a
  costermonger, as, lord 'Aberdasher, Lord Hartisan and so forth.  The
  traveling Briton of lesser degree is addressed as "Sir," as, Sir 'Arry
  Donkiboi, of 'Amstead 'Eath.  The word "Lord" is sometimes used, also,
  as a title of the Supreme Being; but this is thought to be rather
  flattery than true reverence.
      Miss Sallie Ann Splurge, of her own accord,
      Wedded a wandering English lord --
      Wedded and took him to dwell with her "paw,"
      A parent who throve by the practice of Draw.
      Lord Cadde I don't hesitate to declare
      Unworthy the father-in-legal care
      Of that elderly sport, notwithstanding the truth
      That Cadde had renounced all the follies of youth;
      For, sad to relate, he'd arrived at the stage
      Of existence that's marked by the vices of age.
      Among them, cupidity caused him to urge
      Repeated demands on the pocket of Splurge,
      Till, wrecked in his fortune, that gentleman saw
      Inadequate aid in the practice of Draw,
      And took, as a means of augmenting his pelf,
      To the business of being a lord himself.
      His neat-fitting garments he wilfully shed
      And sacked himself strangely in checks instead;
      Denuded his chin, but retained at each ear
      A whisker that looked like a blasted career.
      He painted his neck an incarnadine hue
      Each morning and varnished it all that he knew.
      The moony monocular set in his eye
      Appeared to be scanning the Sweet Bye-and-Bye.
      His head was enroofed with a billycock hat,
      And his low-necked shoes were aduncous and flat.
      In speech he eschewed his American ways,
      Denying his nose to the use of his A's
      And dulling their edge till the delicate sense
      Of a babe at their temper could take no offence.
      His H's -- 'twas most inexpressibly sweet,
      The patter they made as they fell at his feet!
      Re-outfitted thus, Mr. Splurge without fear
      Began as Lord Splurge his recouping career.
      Alas, the Divinity shaping his end
      Entertained other views and decided to send
      His lordship in horror, despair and dismay
      From the land of the nobleman's natural prey.
      For, smit with his Old World ways, Lady Cadde
      Fell -- suffering Caesar! -- in love with her dad!

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