Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Loquaciously adverb In a loquacious manner.
Loquaciousness noun Loquacity.
[ Latin loquacitas
: confer French loquacité
.] The habit or practice of talking continually or excessively; inclination to talk too much; talkativeness; garrulity.
Too great loquacity and too great taciturnity by fits. Arbuthnot.
Loquat noun [ Chinese name.] (Botany) The fruit of the Japanese medlar ( Photinia Japonica ). It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds. Also, the tree itself.
Loral noun (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the lores.
Lorate adjective [ Latin loratus , from lorum thong.] (Botany) Having the form of a thong or strap; ligulate.
Lorcha noun [ Portuguese ] (Nautical) A kind of light vessel used on the coast of China, having the hull built on a European model, and the rigging like that of a Chinese junk. Admiral Foote.
Lord noun [ Confer Greek ... bent so as to be convex in front.] A hump-backed person; -- so called sportively. [ Eng.] Richardson (Dict.).
[ Middle English lord
, Anglo-Saxon hlāford
, for hlāfweard
, i. e., bread keeper; hlāf
bread, loaf + weardian
to look after, to take care of, to ward. See Loaf
, and Ward
to guard, and confer Laird
.] 1. One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor.
But now I was the lord Shak.
Of this fair mansion.
Man over men Milton. 2. A titled nobleman., whether a peer of the realm or not; a bishop, as a member of the House of Lords; by courtesy; the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl; in a restricted sense, a baron, as opposed to noblemen of higher rank.
He made not lord .
[ Eng.] 3. A title bestowed on the persons above named; and also, for honor, on certain official persons; as, lord advocate, lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice, etc.
[ Eng.] 4. A husband.
being old also." Gen. xviii. 12.
Thou worthy lord Shak. 5. (Feudal Law) One of whom a fee or estate is held; the male owner of feudal land; as, the lord of the soil; the lord of the manor. 6. The Supreme Being; Jehovah.
Of that unworthy wife that greeteth thee.
» When Lord
, in the Old Testament, is printed in small capitals, it is usually equivalent to Jehovah
, and might, with more propriety, be so rendered. 7. The Savior; Jesus Christ. House of Lords
, one of the constituent parts of the British Parliament, consisting of the lords spiritual and temporal.
-- Lord high chancellor
, Lord high constable
, etc. See Chancellor , Constable , etc.
-- Lord justice clerk
, the second in rank of the two highest judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
-- Lord justice general
, or Lord president
, the highest in rank of the judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
-- Lord keeper
, an ancient officer of the English crown, who had the custody of the king's great seal, with authority to affix it to public documents. The office is now merged in that of the chancellor.
-- Lord lieutenant
, a representative of British royalty: the lord lieutenant of Ireland being the representative of royalty there, and exercising supreme administrative authority; the lord lieutenant of a county being a deputy to manage its military concerns, and also to nominate to the chancellor the justices of the peace for that county.
-- Lord of misrule
, the master of the revels at Christmas in a nobleman's or other great house. Eng. Cyc.
-- Lords spiritual
, the archbishops and bishops who have seats in the House of Lords.
-- Lords temporal
, the peers of England; also, sixteen representative peers of Scotland, and twenty-eight representatives of the Irish peerage.
-- Our lord
, Jesus Christ; the Savior.
-- The Lord's Day
, Sunday; the Christian Sabbath, on which the Lord Jesus rose from the dead.
-- The Lord's Prayer
, the prayer which Jesus taught his disciples. Matt. vi. 9-13.
-- The Lord's Supper
. (a) The paschal supper partaken of by Jesus the night before his crucifixion
. (b) The sacrament of the eucharist; the holy communion.
-- The Lord's Table
. (a) The altar or table from which the sacrament is dispensed
. (b) The sacrament itself.
Lord transitive verb
1. To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord. [ R.] Shak. 2. To rule or preside over as a lord. [ R.]
Lord intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Lorded
; present participle & verbal noun 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.
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.
+ - ing
, 3.] 1. The son of a lord; a person of noble lineage.
[ Obsolete] Spenser. 2. A little lord; a lordling; a lord, in contempt or ridicule.
[ Obsolete] Swift.
» In the plural, a common ancient mode of address equivalent to "Sirs" or "My masters."
Therefore, lordings all, I you beseech. Chaucer.
Lordkin noun A little lord. Thackeray.
[ 2d lord
. Confer Lordly
.] 1. Befitting or like a lord; lordly. 2. Haughty; proud; insolent; arrogant.
[ From Lordly
.] The state or quality of being lordly. Shak.
Lordling noun [ Lord + - ling .] A little or insignificant lord. Goldsmith.
[ Compar. Lordlier
; superl. Lordliest
.] [ Lord
. Confer Lordlike
.] 1. Suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord; resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified; honorable.
She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. Judges v. 25.
Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them. South.
The maidens gathered strength and grace Tennyson. 2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
And presence, lordlier than before.
Lords are lordliest in their wine. Milton. Syn.
-- Imperious; haughty; overbearing; tyrannical; despotic; domineering; arrogant. See Imperious
Lordly adverb In a lordly manner.
, as in idolatry
.] Worship of, or reverence for, a lord as such.
But how should it be otherwise in a country where lordolatry is part of our creed ? Thackeray.
Lordosis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... , from ... bent so as to be convex in front.] (Medicine) (a) A curvature of the spine forwards, usually in the lumbar region. (b) Any abnormal curvature of the bones.
Lords and Ladies (Botany) The European wake-robin ( Arum maculatum ), -- those with purplish spadix the lords, and those with pale spadix the ladies. Dr. Prior.
Lordship noun 1. The state or condition of being a lord; hence (with his or your ), a title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or duke, who is called Grace ) or a judge (in Great Britain), etc. 2. Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
What lands and lordships for their owner know Dryden. 3. Dominion; power; authority.
My quondam barber.
They which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them. Mark x. 42.
Lore (lōr) noun [ French lore , Latin lorum thong.] (Zoology) (a) The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes. (b) The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.
obsolete imperfect & past participle
.. [ See Lose
Neither of them she found where she them lore . Spenser.
[ Middle English lore
, Anglo-Saxon lār
, from lǣran
to teach; akin to Dutch leer
teaching, doctrine, German lehre
, Danish lære
, Swedish lära
. See Learn
, and confer Lere
, transitive verb
] 1. That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of people, or pertaining to a particular subject; as, the lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore ; legal lore ; folk lore .
of war." Fairfax.
His fair offspring, nursed in princely lore . Milton. 2. That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel. Chaucer.
If please ye, listen to my lore . Spenser. 3. Workmanship.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Loreal, Loral adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the lore; -- said of certain feathers of birds, scales of reptiles, etc.
[ .... Confer Losel
.] A good for nothing fellow; a vagabond.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
obsolete strong past participle of Lose . Chaucer.
Loresman noun [ Lore learning + man .] An instructor. [ Obsolete] Gower.
Loreto, Loretto nuns [ From Loreto , a city in Italy famous for its Holy House, said to be that in which Jesus lived, brought by angels from Nazareth.] (R. C. Ch.) Members of a congregation of nuns founded by Mrs. Mary Teresa Ball, near Dublin, Ireland, in 1822, and now spread over Ireland, India, Canada, and the United States. The nuns are called also Ladies of Loreto . They are engaged in teaching girls.
Lorette noun [ French] In France, a name for a woman who is supported by her lovers, and devotes herself to idleness, show, and pleasure; -- so called from the church of Notre Dame de Lorette , in Paris, near which many of them resided.
Lorettine noun (R. C. Ch.) One of a order of nuns founded in 1812 at Loretto , in Kentucky. The members of the order (called also Sisters of Loretto , or Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross ) devote themselves to the cause of education and the care of destitute orphans, their labors being chiefly confined to the Western United States.
Lorettine noun [ From Loreto in Italy.] (R. C. Ch.) (a) One of an order of nuns founded in 1812 at Loretto, in Kentucky. The members of the order (called also Sisters of Loretto, or Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross) devote themselves to the cause of education and the care of destitute orphans, their labors being chiefly confined to the western United States. (b) A Loreto nun.
Lorgnette noun [ French] An opera glass ; plural elaborate double eyeglasses.
Lori noun (Zoology) Same as Lory .
; plural Loricæ
. [ Latin , lit., a corselet of thongs, from lorum
thong.] 1. (Anc. Armor) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or the like. 2. (Chemistry) Lute for protecting vessels from the fire. 3. (Zoology) The protective case or shell of an infusorian or rotifer.
(lŏr`ĭ*kā"ta) noun plural
[ New Latin See Loricate
.] (Zoology) (a) A suborder of edentates, covered with bony plates, including the armadillos. (b) The crocodilia.
(lŏr"ĭ*kāt) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Loricated
(lŏr"ĭ*kā`tĕd); present participle & verbal noun Loricating
(lŏr"ĭ*kā`tĭng).] [ Latin loricatus
, past participle of loricare
to clothe in mail, to cover with plastering, from lorica
a leather cuirass, a plastering, from lorum
thong.] To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a crust, coating, or plates.
[ See Loricate
] Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like a coat of mail, as in the armadillo.
Loricate noun (Zoology) An animal covered with bony scales, as crocodiles among reptiles, and the pangolins among mammals.
Lorication noun [ Latin loricatio .] The act of loricating; the protecting substance put on; a covering of scales or plates.
Lorikeet noun (Zoology) Any one numerous species of small brush-tongued parrots or lories, found mostly in Australia, New Guinea and the adjacent islands, with some forms in the East Indies. They are arboreal in their habits and feed largely upon the honey of flowers. They belong to Trichoglossus , Loriculus , and several allied genera.
Lorimer, Loriner noun [ Old French lormier , loremier , from Late Latin loranum bridle, Latin lorum thong, the rein of a bridle.] A maker of bits, spurs, and metal mounting for bridles and saddles; hence, a saddler. [ Obsolete] Holinshed.
[ See 3d Lore
.] Instructive discourse.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
[ French, from Old French loriou
, for l'oriol
being the article. The same word as oriole
. See Oriole
.] (Zoology) The golden oriole of Europe. See Oriole .
Loris noun [ Loris , or lori , the indigenous East Indian name.] (Zoology) Any one of several species of small lemurs of the genus Stenops . They have long, slender limbs and large eyes, and are arboreal in their habits. The slender loris ( S. gracilis ), of Ceylon, in one of the best known species. [ Written also lori .]
[ Strong past participle of Lose
. See Lose
.] 1. Lost; undone; ruined.
If thou readest, thou art lorn . Sir W. Scott. 2. Forsaken; abandoned; solitary; bereft; as, a lone, lorn woman.
Lorrie, Lorry noun
; plural Lorries
. [ Prob. from lurry
to pull or lug.] A small cart or wagon, as those used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish; also, a barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
; plural Lories
. [ Hind. & Malay. lūrī
.] (Zoology) Any one of many species of small parrots of the family Trichoglossidæ, generally having the tongue papillose at the tip, and the mandibles straighter and less toothed than in common parrots. They are found in the East Indies, Australia, New Guinea, and the adjacent islands. They feed mostly on soft fruits and on the honey of flowers.
» The lory, or louri, of South Africa is the white-crested plantain eater or turacou. See Turacou
Los noun Praise. See Loos .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.