Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An English nobleman or gentleman.
  • noun Used as a form of address for such a man.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A continental rendering of the English my lord.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Lit., my lord; hence (as used on the Continent), an English nobleman or gentleman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a form of address for a British gentleman

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

  • noun a term of address for an English lord

Etymologies

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

[French, from English my lord.]

Examples

  • "She thought, no doubt, that the milord was about to expire; and there is nothing, they say, which women abhor so much as to touch dead bodies."

    The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre

  • They'd gotten far enough away that they were out of sight among the tombs, and by now Jass and his employer would have gone their separate ways, with nothing to show the connection between them, nothing to prove that "milord" wasn't just paying a sentimental or pious visit on the anniversary of someone's death.

    Take A Thief

  • Only Jass would not be meeting "milord," and there would be an extra corpse in the cemetery.

    Take A Thief

  • And when "milord" came into the light, Skif stared at him, not in recognition, but to make sure he knew the face later.

    Take A Thief

  • And when "milord" came into the light, Skif stared at him, not in recognition, but to make sure he knew the face later.

    Take A Thief

  • There were only two entrances, and he thought he knew which one "milord" would take.

    Take A Thief

  • There were only two entrances, and he thought he knew which one "milord" would take.

    Take A Thief

  • “Right away, milord,” was what Edwin said, more or less automatically.

    Squired-Up

  • What … you thought I pined for only you, did you, milord? she teased him.

    The Year of Living Scandalously

  • “Aye, milord,” Noakes said, already reaching in his saddlebag for apples.

    The Year of Living Scandalously

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