Definition of landlord in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlan(d)ˌlôrd/


1A person, especially a man, who rents land, a building, or an apartment to a tenant.
Example sentences
  • The goal is to educate tenants about the legal amount their landlord can up their rent.
  • Some land was owned by landlords who rented to cultivators, some was in the hands of owner-operators.
  • The oversupply of rental property has resulted in landlords cutting rents to attract tenants.
1.1A person who owns or runs a boarding house, inn, or similar establishment.
Example sentences
  • He called for landlords, the drinks industry and hoteliers to work together to ease the passage of the Bill.
  • It's a far cry from the message that went out last month when licensing officials urged landlords not to rush applications.
  • Now the police are keen to extend the scheme to the whole of Craven and will write to landlords and licensees explaining how it works.

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Syllabification: land·lord

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