Lord is an appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others, acting like a master, a chief, or a ruler.[1][2] The appellation can also denote certain persons who hold a title of the peerage in the United Kingdom, or are entitled to courtesy titles. The collective "Lords" can refer to a group or body of peers.


The Old English word 'hlaford' evolved into 'lord'

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, the etymology of the word can be traced back to the Old English word hlāford which originated from hlāfweard meaning "loaf-ward" or "bread keeper", reflecting the Germanic tribal custom of a chieftain providing food for his followers.[3] The appellation "lord" is primarily applied to men, while for women the appellation "lady" is used.[citation needed] However, this is no longer universal: the Lord of Mann, a title currently held by the Queen of the United Kingdom, and female Lord Mayors are examples of women who are styled Lord.[citation needed]

Other Languages
العربية: رب
azərbaycanca: Lord
brezhoneg: Aotrou
català: Lord
čeština: Lord
dansk: Lord
Deutsch: Lord
español: Lord
Esperanto: Lordo
فارسی: لرد
Gàidhlig: Tighearna
한국어: 영주 (작위)
հայերեն: Լորդ (կոչում)
hrvatski: Lord
Bahasa Indonesia: Lord
עברית: לורד
Kiswahili: Bwana
lietuvių: Lordas
македонски: Лорд
Nederlands: Heer (feodalisme)
Nedersaksies: Heer (feodalisme)
नेपाल भाषा: भगवान
日本語: 封建領主
norsk: Lord
norsk nynorsk: Herre
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਰੱਬ
polski: Lord
português: Lorde
русский: Лорд
Scots: Laird
Simple English: Lord
کوردی: لۆرد
српски / srpski: Лорд
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lord
suomi: Lordi
svenska: Lord
Tagalog: Panginoon
Türkçe: Lord
українська: Лорд
中文: 勳爵