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Lord

noun
     
Related topics: Officials
Lord [singular]
1
a) a title of God or Jesus Christ, used when praying:
Thank you, Lord, for your blessings.
b)

the Lord

God or Jesus Christ, used when talking about God:
The Lord helps and guides us.
2

Lord (only) knows

spoken
a) used when you do not know the answer to something
Lord knows how/who/where etc
Lord knows how old she is now.
b) used to emphasize that something is true:
Lord only knows I tried my best to get this right.
3

(Good) Lord!/Oh Lord!

spoken said when you are suddenly surprised, annoyed, or worried about something [= heavens]:
Good Lord! Is that the time?
4PGO the title of someone who has a particular type of official job in Britain:
Lord Mayor of London
5

the Lords

British English the House of Lords [↪ the Commons]
6

Our Lord

a phrase meaning Jesus Christ

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