from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The owner of a landed estate.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Scotland, a landed proprietor; especially, the owner of a hereditary estate; also, rarely, a house-owner; a landlord.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Scot. A lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown.
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- noun The
ownerof a Scottish estate; a landlord
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- noun a landowner
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
– the laird is about the house: and I am feared he will make some stramash when he sees ye.
I fear me, this man of violence, whom they call the laird, will execute these his threats, which cannot be without both loss and danger to my brother. '
I fear me, this man of violence, whom they call the laird, will execute these his threats, which cannot be without both loss and danger to my brother.’
But I say that this fellow the laird is a firebrand in the country; that he is stirring up all the honest fellows who should be drinking their brandy quietly, by telling them stories about their ancestors and the Forty-five; and that he is trying to turn all waters into his own mill-dam, and to set his sails to all winds.
With such discourse, and the intervening topics of business, the time passed until dinner, Macwheeble meanwhile promising to devise some mode of introducing Edward at the Duchran, where Rose at present resided, without risk of danger or suspicion; which seemed no very easy task, since the laird was a very zealous friend to government.
Your laird should be the only man to touch your hair.
"Aye, but the laird is the laird," said a more cautious one.
The laird was a woman, Lady Hallim, a widow with a daughter.
The laird is a strange body and has not a very good name in these parts, but my son had had businessdealings with him and invited him to stay a couple of nights to finish discussing the details.
I fancy, that, when he sat at the laird's table, (Sir Walter's,) and called the laird's lady by her baptismal name, and -- not abashed in any presence -- uttered his Gaelic gibes for the wonderment of London guests, -- that he thought far more of himself than the world has ever been inclined to think of him.