- a person who is lord over another or over other lords: to obey the will of one’s sovereign and overlord.
- a person of great influence, authority, power, or the like: the overlords of industry.
verb (used with object)
- to rule or govern arbitrarily or tyrannically; domineer.
- a supreme lord or master
n.c.1200, from over- + lord (n.). Chosen 1943 as the Allied code-word for the D-Day invasion of northern France.