Dictionary: LOP'PING – LO'RI-OT

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That which is cut off.

LOP'PING, ppr.

Cutting off; shortening by cutting off the extremity; letting fall.

LO-QUA'CIOUS, a. [L. loquax, from loquor, to speak. Eng. to clack.]

  1. Talkative; given to continual talking. Loquacious, brawling, ever in the wrong. – Dryden.
  2. Speaking; noisy. Blind British bards, with patent touch, / Traverse loquacious strings. – Philips.
  3. Apt to blab and disclose secrets.

LO-QUA'CIOUS-NESS, or LO-QUAC'I-TY, n. [L. loquacitas.]

Talkativeness; the habit or practice of talking continually or excessively. Too great loquacity and too great taciturnity by fits. – Arbuthnot.

LORD, n. [Sax. hlaford. This has been supposed to be compounded of hlaf, loaf, and ford, afford, to give; and hence a lord is interpreted, a bread-giver. But lady in Saxon, is in like manner written hlaefdæg; and dæg can hardly signify a giver. The word occurs in none of the Teutonic dialects, except the Saxon; and it is not easy to ascertain the original signification of the word. I question the correctness of the common interpretation.]

  1. A master; a person possessing supreme power and authority; a ruler; a governor. Man over man / He made not lord. – Milton. But now I was the lord / Of this fair mansion. – Shak.
  2. A tyrant; an oppressive ruler. – Dryden.
  3. A husband. Aloft in bitterness of soul deplored / My absent daughter, and my dearer lord. – Pope. My lord also being old. – Gen. xviii.
  4. A baron; the proprietor of a manor; as, the lord of the manor.
  5. A nobleman; a title of honor in Great Britain given to those who are noble by birth or creation; a peer of the realm, including dukes, marquises, earls, viscounts and barons. Archbishops and bishops also, as members of the house of lords, are lords of parliament. Thus we say, lords temporal and spiritual. By courtesy also the title is given to the sons of dukes and marquises, and to the eldest sons of earls. – Encyc.
  6. An honorary title bestowed on certain official characters; as, lord advocate, lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice, &c.
  7. In Scripture, the Supreme Being; Jehovah. When Lord, in the Old Testament is printed in capitals, it is the translation of Jehovah, and so might, with more propriety be rendered. The word is applied to Christ, Ps. cx. Col. iii. and to the Holy Spirit, 2 Thess. iii. As a title of respect, it is applied to kings, Gen. xl. 2 Sam. xix. to princes and nobles, Gen. xlii. Dan. iv. to a husband, Gen. xviii. to a prophet, 1 Kings xviii. 2. Kings ii. and to a respectable person, Gen. xxiv. Christ is called the Lord of glory, 1 Cor. ii. and Lord of lords, Rev. xix.

LORD, v.i.

To domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; sometimes followed by over, and sometimes by 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. They lorded over them whom they now serve. – Milton.

LORD, v.t.

To invest with the dignity and privileges of a lord. – Shak.


A little lord; a lord in contempt or ridicule. [Little used.] – Swift.


  1. Becoming a lord.
  2. Haughty; proud; insolent. – Dryden.

LORD'LI-NESS, a. [from lordly.]

  1. Dignity; high station. – Shak.
  2. Pride; haughtiness. – More.


A little or diminutive lord. – Swift.

LORD'LY, a. [lord and like.]

  1. Becoming a lord; pertaining to a lord. Lordly sins require lordly estates to support them. – South.
  2. Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent. Every rich and lordly swain, / With pride would drag about her chain. – South.

LORD'LY, adv.

Proudly; imperiously; despotically. A famished lion, issuing from the wood, / Roars lordly fierce. – Dryden.


  1. The state or quality of being a lord, hence, a title of honor given to noblemen, except to dukes, who have the title of grace.
  2. A titulary compellation of judges and certain other persons in authority and office in England. – Johnson.
  3. Dominion; power; authority. They who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles, exercise lordship over them. Mark x.
  4. Seigniory; domain; the territory of a lord over which he holds jurisdiction; a manor. What lands and lordships for their owner know / My quondam barber. – Dryden.

LORE, n.1 [Sax. lar, from the root of læran, to learn; D. leer; G. lehre; Dan. lære; Sw. lära.]

Learning; doctrine; lesson; instruction. The law of nations, are the lore of war. – Fairfax. Lo! Rome herself, proud mistress now no more / Of arts, but thundering against heathen lore. – Pope.

LORE, n.2

In ornithology, the space between the bill and the eye.

LOR'EL, n. [Sax. leoran, to wander.]

An abandoned scoundrel; a vagrant. [Obs.] – Chaucer.

LORES'-MAN, n. [lore and man.]

An instructor. [Obs.] – Gower.

LOR'I-CATE, v.t. [L. lorico, loricatus, from lorica, a coat of mail.]

  1. To plate over; to spread over, as a plate for defense. Nature hath loricated the sides of the tympanum in animals with ear-wax. – Ray.
  2. To cover with a crust, as a chimical vessel, for resisting fire.


Covered or plated over; encrusted.


Covering over with a plate or crust.


The act or operation of covering any thing with a plate or crust for defense; as, the lorication of a chimical vessel, to enable it to resist the action of fire, an sustain a high degree of heat.

LOR'I-MER, n. [L. lorum, a thong; Fr. lormier.]

A bridle maker; one that makes bits for bridles, &c. [Not used.]


Instructive discourse. [Obs.] – Spenser.

LO'RI-OT, n. [Fr.]

A bird called witwal; the oriole.