Definition of Laird

1. Noun. A landowner.

Geographical relationships: Scotland
Generic synonyms: Landholder, Landowner, Property Owner



Definition of Laird

1. n. A lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown.

Definition of Laird

1. Noun. The owner of a Scottish estate; a landlord ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laird

1. the owner of a landed estate [n -S] : LAIRDLY [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laird

laihunites
laik
laika
laikas
laiked
laiker
laikers
laiking
laiks
laimer triangle
lain
lair
lairage
lairages
laird (current term)
lairdly
lairds
lairdship
lairdships
laired
lairier
lairiest
lairiness
lairing
lairise
lairised
lairiser
lairisers
lairises

Literary usage of Laird

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1892)
"The expedition, which laird accompanied, left Milford Haven on 24 July 1832, but did not reach Cape Coast Castle until the beginning of October. ..."

2. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington by United States Dept. of State, Geneva Arbitration Tribunal (1873)
"John laird says that a man-of-war was built in the United States for Russia, and delivered to her during her late war with Great Britain. ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"THE laird o' COCKPEN THE laird o' Cockpen, he's proud and he's great His mind is ta'en up wi' things o' the State: He wanted ..."

4. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"And mony a knight and mony a laird. That errand fain would gae. [re. ... I. Where is the laird or belted knight That best deserves to fa' that ? ..."

5. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by George Lyman Kittredge (1892)
"Alexander Irvine, the young laird of Drum, says Spalding, was married to the ... The laird of Drum suffered extremely in his worldly fortunes through his ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"The Supreme [75] Court.in reversing that decree, decided that The Wren was not enemy property but was the property of John laird, Jr. 8. ..."

7. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1913)
"Chicago, laird and Lee, 1886. The Wives of the Prophets. Chicago, laird and Lee, 1894. ... Chicago, laird and Lee, 1896. The Waters of Caney Creek. ..."

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