lord·​ing ˈlȯr-diŋ How to pronounce lording (audio)
archaic : lord
obsolete : lordling

Examples of lording in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All this leads to the stereotype of the wine snob lording knowledge over the rest of the world. Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2020 Wherever French voters had turned, somehow there was still a neoliberal lording over them in the Élysée Palace, favoring the diktats of the European Union, the forces of unregulated markets, the juggernaut of globalization. Christopher Ketcham, Harper's magazine, 22 July 2019 And make no mistake, the Masked Observer finds comfort in the communal egocentricity lording over the shadows as the glitterati rule the stage. Michael Dumas, AL.com, 10 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lording was in the 13th century

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“Lording.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lording. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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