from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who has general authority over others


over- + lord (Wiktionary)



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