from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lord having power or supremacy over other lords.
  • noun One in a position of supremacy or domination over others.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is lord over another; a feudal superior; a master; specifically, in reference to early English history, a king of one of the Anglo-Saxon realms who enjoyed a preëminence or authority over certain other kings or chiefs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who is lord over another or others; a superior lord; a master.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A ruler of other rulers.
  • noun Anyone with overarching power or authority in a given domain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who has general authority over others


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