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lord
American English: /lɔrd/
British English: /lɔːd/

Translation of lord in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 mayor 1.1 (nobleman) an English lord
    un lord inglés
    as drunk as a lord [dated]
    como una cuba [colloquial]
    live1 1 2 1
    1.2
    also: Lord
    (in UK) the Lords, the House of Lords
    la cámara de los lores
    the Lords Temporal/Spiritual
    los miembros laicos/eclesiásticos de la Cámara de los lores
    1.3my Lord (addressing judge) (British English)
    (addressing bishop)
    Ilustrísima
    (to nobleman)
    1.4 (in UK titles) See examples:Lord Chief Justice
    (presidente del Tribunal Supremo de Gran Bretaña)
  • 2
    also: Lord
    2.1 (God) See examples: the/our Lord
    el/nuestro Señor
    the Lord's day the Lord's supper
    la Eucaristía
    the Lord's Prayer
    el Padrenuestro
    2.2 (in interjectional phrases) good Lord
    ¡Dios bendito!
    (good) Lord, no!
    ¡por Dios! ¡cómo se te ocurre!
    oh Lord [colloquial]
    ¡ay, no! [colloquial]
    the Lord (only) knows
    Dios sabrá
    vete a saber

transitive verb

  • to lord it over somebody
    tratar a alguien con prepotencia
    I can't stand the way she lords it over us all
    no soporto la manera en que nos trata, como si fuera nuestra dueña y señora
    Example sentences
    • We do not seek to be considered superior to heterosexuals and lord it over them.
    • A while back, I wondered: ‘How long can the equilibrium of technically incompetent rulers lording it over technologically advanced societies be maintained?’
    • When things are going well for them politically, they are unbearably arrogant, shoving it in everyone's faces, ungraciously lording it over all concerned.

Cultural Note: mayor

En EEUU el alcalde ( mayor) de una ciudad es elegido por sus habitantes y tiene poderes ejecutivos. En Inglaterra y Gales, es el jefe de un ayuntamiento council de una ciudad o un municipio ( borough), elegido tradicionalmente por otros concejales ( councillors). En algunas ciudades grandes se le confiere el título de Lord Mayor y su equivalente en Escocia es provost o Lord Provost. Llevan a cabo tareas oficiales pero tienen poco poder político. En los últimos años varias ciudades grandes británicas han empezado a someter el cargo de alcalde a la votación popular. En 2002, Londres fue la primera de estas ciudades en elegir un alcalde con poderes ejecutivos, quien desempeña el cargo por un período de cuatro años.
Example sentences
  • Had Arthur considered the pain that he should cause his knights, lords, nobles, wife?
  • The noble lord spends most of his time alone and prefers not to talk about the four-year sentence he received for perjury.
  • The noble lord had gone to bed drunk, woken up an hour later, still drunk, and had convinced himself that it was breakfast time.

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