overlord overlord  /ˈoʊ vər ˌlɔrd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who has general authority over others

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Usage(s):

  1. Depending on your point of view, the company's many tentacles make Google the best thing since dancing babies or our future alien overlord.
  2. The story was that thrice-married Virginia had a Brooklyn patron, a gang overlord who paid her handsomely to stay out of New York.
  3. His first breakthrough came when he landed a job as secretary and telegrapher to Tom Scott, a powerful overlord of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

News

  1. ‘13’ proves lucky number for Sabbath fans

    Heavy metal heroes have to balance between awesome and absurd. As they age, it gets harder to sound earnest singing about heaven and hell — see Judas Priest’s “Nostradamus.” Yet somehow metal overlord/reality TV clown Ozzy Osbourne and the reformed Black Sabbath (minus drummer Bill Ward) are 90 percent awesome on their reunion record “13,” out today. I thank producer Rick Rubin and riff master ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Guest column: D-Day was turning point of World War II

    Thursday, June 6, marked the 69th anniversary of Operation Overlord, better known as the 'D-Day' invasion.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Door County Advocate

  3. Drew Roy Previews 'Falling Skies' Season 3, the Emergence of 'Evil Hal'

    (TNT) TNT's action-packed alien invasion drama Falling Skies returns for its third season this Sunday at 9/8c. But fans are going to get a very different version of Hal Mason, who was implanted with some sort of bug by Karen, his ex-girlfriend turned evil alien overlord, at the end of last season. Zimbio recently chatted with Drew Roy about what's coming up for his character this season ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  1. "So NASA, I urge you to heed Congressman Fattah's call for democracy in orbit," Colbert said. "Either name that node after me, or I too will reject democracy and seize power as space's evil tyrant overlord. Ball's in your court."
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Stephen Colbert Source: FOXNews

  2. As the Arab geographer Al-Muqaddasi noted in 985: "The island of Qubrus is in the power of whichever nation is overlord in these seas."
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Al-Muqaddasi Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Allegedly a gangster and racketeer, he served a six-year jail sentence in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, his eventual pardon coming at the behest of Uzbek mafia chief and heroin overlord Gafur Rakhimov, described as Usmanov's mentor," Wise said.
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Tom Wise Source: guardian.co.uk

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /