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alfred lord tennyson

  • noun Englishman and Victorian poet (1809-1892)
    First Baron Tennyson; Alfred Tennyson; Tennyson.
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ascension of the lord

  • noun (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
    Ascension; Ascension Day.
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british house of lords

  • noun the upper house of the British parliament
    British House of Lords.
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drug lord

  • noun a person who controls an organization dealing in illegal drugs
    drug baron.
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epiphany of our lord

  • noun twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus
    January 6; Epiphany; Twelfth day; Three Kings' Day.
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feudal lord

  • noun a man of rank in the ancient regime
    seignior; seigneur.
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first lord of the treasury

  • noun the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy
    Treasury.
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Harvest lord

  • the head reaper at a harvest. Obs. Tusser.
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House of Lords

  • noun the upper house of the British parliament
    British House of Lords.
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  • one of the constituent parts of the British Parliament, consisting of the lords spiritual and temporal.
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Law lords

  • peers in the British Parliament who have held high judicial office, or have been noted in the legal profession.
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liege lord

  • noun a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
    liege.
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little lord fauntleroy

  • noun an excessively polite and well-dressed boy
    Fauntleroy.
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lord britten of aldeburgh

  • noun major English composer of the 20th century; noted for his operas (1913-1976)
    Edward Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten; Britten.
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lord chancellor

  • noun the highest officer of the Crown who is head of the judiciary and who presides in the House of Lords
    Lord Chancellor.
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lord george gordon byron

  • noun English romantic poet notorious for his rebellious and unconventional lifestyle (1788-1824)
    Byron; Sixth Baron Byron of Rochdale.
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lord high chancellor

  • noun the highest officer of the Crown who is head of the judiciary and who presides in the House of Lords
    Lord Chancellor.
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Lord high chancellor, Lord high constable

  • etc. See Chancellor, Constable, etc.
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lord it over

  • verb act like the master of
    put on airs; queen it over; act superior.
    • He is lording it over the students
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Lord justice clerk

  • the second in rank of the two highest judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
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Lord justice general, ∨ Lord president

  • the highest in rank of the judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
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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.
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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.
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lord macaulay

  • noun English historian noted for his history of England (1800-1859)
    Macaulay; First Baron Macaulay; Thomas Babington Macaulay.
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lord nelson

  • noun English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
    Admiral Nelson; Viscount Nelson; Nelson; Horatio Nelson.
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Lord of misrule

  • noun a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
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  • the master of the revels at Christmas in a nobleman's or other great house. Eng. Cyc.
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lord privy seal

  • noun the senior cabinet minister in the British Cabinet who has no official duties
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lord rayleigh

  • noun English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919)
    John William Strutt; Third Baron Rayleigh; Rayleigh.
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lord todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Sir Alexander Robertus Todd; Todd.
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lord's day

  • noun first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians
    Sun; Sunday; Dominicus.
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lord's prayer

  • noun the prayer that Christ gave his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:9-13)
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lord's resistance army

  • noun a quasi-religious rebel group in Uganda that terrorized and raped women and kidnapped children who were forced to serve in the army
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lord's supper

  • noun a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
    Eucharist; Eucharistic liturgy; Liturgy; sacrament of the Eucharist; Holy Sacrament; Holy Eucharist.
  • noun the traditional Passover supper of Jesus with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion
    Last Supper.
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lord's table

  • noun the table in Christian churches where communion is given
    altar; communion table.
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lords and ladies

Lords" and La"dies
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  1. (Bot.) The European wake-robin (Arum maculatum), -- those with purplish spadix the lords, and those with pale spadix the ladies. Dr. Prior.
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Lords spiritual

  • noun the clergy in France and the heads of the church in Britain
    first estate.
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  • the archbishops and bishops who have seats in the House of Lords.
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Lords temporal

  • noun the nobility in France and the peerage in Britain
    second estate.
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  • the peers of England; also, sixteen representative peers of Scotland, and twenty-eight representatives of the Irish peerage.
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lords-and-ladies

  • noun common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum
    cuckoopint; jack-in-the-pulpit; Arum maculatum.
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mesne lord

  • noun a feudal lord who was lord to his own tenants on land held from a superior lord
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Our lord

  • Jesus Christ; the Savior.
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our lord's candle

  • noun yucca of southwestern United States and Mexico with a tall spike of creamy white flowers
    Yucca whipplei.
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press lord

  • noun a powerful newspaper proprietor
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The lord chamberlain of England

  • an officer of the crown, who waits upon the sovereign on the day of coronation, and provides requisites for the palace of Westminster, and for the House of Lords during the session of Parliament. Under him are the gentleman of the black rod and other officers. His office is distinct from that of the lord chamberlain of the Household, whose functions relate to the royal housekeeping.
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The Lord's Day

  • Sunday; the Christian Sabbath, on which the Lord Jesus rose from the dead.
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The Lord's Prayer

  • the prayer which Jesus taught his disciples. Matt. vi. 9-13.
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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.
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The Lord's Table

  • . (a) The altar or table from which the sacrament is dispensed . (b) The sacrament itself.
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Treasury lord

  • . See Lord high treasurer of England, under Treasurer. Eng.
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