Viscount vs. Lord

Viscount vs. Lord — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Viscount and Lord

Viscountnoun

A nobleman ranking below an earl or count and above a baron.

Lordnoun

A king.

Viscountnoun

Used as a title for such a nobleman.

Lordnoun

A territorial magnate.

Viscountnoun

A member of the peerage, above a baron but below a count or earl.

Lordnoun

The proprietor of a manor.

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Viscountnoun

(entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Tanaecia. Other butterflies in this genus are called earls and counts.

Lordnoun

Lords The House of Lords.

Viscountnoun

(in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count

Lordnoun

Used as a form of address for a marquis, an earl, or a viscount.

Viscountnoun

a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron

Lordnoun

Used as the usual style for a baron.

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Lordnoun

Used as a courtesy title for a younger son of a duke or marquis.

Lordnoun

Used as a title for certain high officials and dignitaries

Lord Chamberlain.the Lord Mayor of London.

Lordnoun

Used as a title for a bishop.

Lordnoun

God.

Lordnoun

(Christianity) Jesus.

Lordnoun

A man of renowned power or authority.

Lordnoun

A man who has mastery in a given field or activity.

Lordnoun

(Archaic) The male head of a household.

Lordnoun

(Archaic) A husband.

Lordverb

To insist upon or boast about so as to act in a domineering or superior manner

"He had lorded over her his self-proclaimed spiritual and poetic superiority" (David Leavitt).

Lordverb

To act in a domineering or superior manner

an upperclassman lording over the younger students.

Lordverb

To have a prominent or dominating position

The castle lords over the valley.

Lordverb

To rule over

lorded over a vast empire.

Lordnoun

(obsolete) The master of the servants of a household; (historical) the master of a feudal manor

Lordnoun

(archaic) The male head of a household, a father or husband.

Lordnoun

(archaic) The owner of a house, piece of land, or other possession

Lordnoun

One possessing similar mastery over others; (historical) any feudal superior generally; any nobleman or aristocrat; any chief, prince, or sovereign ruler; in Scotland, a male member of the lowest rank of nobility (the equivalent rank in England is baron)

Lordnoun

(historical) A feudal tenant holding his manor directly of the king

Lordnoun

A peer of the realm, particularly a temporal one

Lordnoun

A baron or lesser nobleman, as opposed to greater ones

Lordnoun

One possessing similar mastery in figurative senses (esp. as lord of ~)

Lordnoun

The magnates of a trade or profession

Lordnoun

(astrology) The heavenly body considered to possess a dominant influence over an event, time, etc.

Lordnoun

A hunchback.

Lordnoun

Sixpence.

Lordverb

Domineer or act like a lord.

Lordverb

(transitive) To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord; to grant the title of lord.

Lordnoun

terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

Lordnoun

a person who has general authority over others

Lordnoun

a titled peer of the realm

Lordverb

make a lord of someone