Lord, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lorded; p. pr. & vb. n. Lording.] To play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; -- sometimes with over; and sometimes with it in the manner of a transitive verb; as, rich students lording it over their classmates.
The whiles she lordeth in licentious bliss. --Spenser.
I see them lording it in London streets. --Shak.
And lorded over them whom now they serve. --Milton.
1. The son of a lord; a person of noble lineage. [Obs.]
2. A little lord; a lordling; a lord, in contempt or ridicule. [Obs.]
Note: ☞ In the plural, a common ancient mode of address equivalent to “Sirs” or “My masters.”
Therefore, lordings all, I you beseech. --Chaucer.