lord·​ing | \ ˈlȯr-diŋ How to pronounce lording (audio) \

Definition of lording

1 archaic : lord
2 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, "When restaurant wine lists intimidate even the dining pros, something needs to change," 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, "A Play with No End," 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, "Show Us Your Mardi Gras Gowns: MAMGA celebrates 80 years," 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of lording

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lording.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lording. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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