(Lo"quat) n. [Chinese name.] (Bot.) The fruit of the Japanese medlar (Photinia Japonica). It
is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds. Also, the tree
(Lo"ral) n. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the lores.
(Lo"rate) a. [L. loratus, fr. lorum thong.] (Bot.) Having the form of a thong or strap; ligulate.
(Lor"cha) n. [Pg.] (Naut.) A kind of light vessel used on the coast of China, having the hull
built on a European model, and the rigging like that of a Chinese junk. Admiral Foote.
(Lord) n. [Cf. Gr. bent so as to be convex in front.] A hump-backed person; so called sportively.
(Lord), n. [OE. lord, laverd, loverd, AS. hlaford, for hlafweard, i. e., bread keeper; hlaf bread,
loaf + weardian to look after, to take care of, to ward. See Loaf, and Ward to guard, and cf. Laird,
1. One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor.
But now I was the lordShak.
Of this fair mansion.
Man over menMilton.
He made not lord.
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.]
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.]
4. A husband. "My lord being old also." Gen. xviii. 12.
Thou worthy lordShak.
Of that unworthy wife that greeteth thee.
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.
6. The Supreme Being; Jehovah.
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.
7. The Savior; Jesus Christ.
House of Lords, one of the constituent parts of the British Parliament, consisting of the lords spiritual
and temporal. 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