Lording to Loss
(Lord"ing), n. [Lord + - ing, 3.]
1. The son of a lord; a person of noble lineage. [Obs.] Spenser.
2. A little lord; a lordling; a lord, in contempt or ridicule. [Obs.] Swift.
In the plural, a common ancient mode of address equivalent to "Sirs" or "My masters."
Therefore, lordings all, I you beseech.Chaucer.
(Lord"kin) n. A little lord. Thackeray.
(Lord"like`), a. [2d lord + like. Cf. Lordly.]
1. Befitting or like a lord; lordly.
2. Haughty; proud; insolent; arrogant.
(Lord"li*ness) n. [From Lordly.] The state or quality of being lordly. Shak.
(Lord"ling) n. [Lord + - ling.] A little or insignificant lord. Goldsmith.
(Lord"ly), a. [Compar. Lordlier ; superl. Lordliest.] [Lord + -ly. Cf. Lordlike.]
1. Suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord; resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified; honorable.
She brought forth butter in a lordly dish.Judges v. 25.
Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them.South.
The maidens gathered strength and graceTennyson.
And presence, lordlier than before.
2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
Lords are lordliest in their wine.Milton.
Syn. Imperious; haughty; overbearing; tyrannical; despotic; domineering; arrogant. See Imperious.
(Lord"ly), adv. In a lordly manner.
(Lord*ol"a*try) n. [Lord + -olatry, as in idolatry.] Worship of, or reverence for, a lord as
But how should it be otherwise in a country where lordolatry is part of our creed ?Thackeray.
(||Lor*do"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. bent so as to be convex in front.] (Med.) (a) A curvature
of the spine forwards, usually in the lumbar region. (b) Any abnormal curvature of the bones.
Lords and Ladies
(Lords" and La"dies) (Bot.) The European wake-robin those with purplish spadix
the lords, and those with pale spadix the ladies. Dr. Prior.
1. The state or condition of being a lord; hence (with his or your), a title applied to a lord (except an
archbishop or duke, who is called Grace) or a judge etc.