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.

(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.

The maidens gathered strength and grace
And presence, lordlier than before.

2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.

Lords are lordliest in their wine.

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 such. [Jocose]

But how should it be otherwise in a country where lordolatry is part of our creed ?

(||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.

(Lord"ship) n.

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.

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