Definition of overlord
1 : a lord over other lords : a lord paramount
2a : an absolute or supreme rulerb : one having great power or authority <a corporate overlord>
overlordshipplay \ˈō-vər-ˌlȯrd-ˌship, ˌō-vər-ˈlȯrd-\ noun
Examples of overlord in a sentence
He is the overlord of the underground gambling industry.
First Known Use of overlord
OVERLORD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overlord for English Language Learners
: a person who has power over a large number of people
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