from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that owns and rents land, buildings, or dwelling units.
  • n. A man who runs a rooming house or an inn; an innkeeper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo.
  • n. The owner or manager of a public house.
  • n. A shark, imagined as the owner of the surf to be avoided.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lord of a manor, or of land; the owner of land or houses which he leases to a tenant or tenants.
  • n. The master of an inn or of any form of lodging house.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lord of land or of a manor; one of whom land is held subject to the payment or performance of rent or service; the owner or holder of a tenement, to whom the tenant pays rent.
  • n. The master or proprietor of an inn, or of a lodging-house or boarding-house; a host.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a landowner who leases to others


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  • But Johnston knows her landlord is already charging her less than the going rate for similar flats, and has been told there is no prospect of the rent being reduced.

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  • If the landlord is a foreigner, and I couldn't find that in the OP, the landlord is in trouble if he did not get permission to rent property or he has not paid Hacienda taxes on the property.

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  • If you rent, your landlord is the one obligated to pay the trash collection fee unless your lease say differently.

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  • The landlord (even if the landlord is a governmental entity) is entitled to make his own independent determination of what happened, in making the decisions the landlord must make, without deference to the findings of the criminal justice system.

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  • Second, my landlord is a prince (as you well know.)

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  • I know what you mean about the ground, given the state of many of the buildings I've seen in the local area, but my landlord is actually on the ball, and I think he built the place.

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  • It's nice and quiet in the house this week because my landlord is away and the other girls both work weekdays.

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  • This week the parliamentary standards commissioner found the former city worker breached expenses rules by claiming for rent to disguise the fact the man he called his landlord was his partner.

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