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[laird; Scot. leyrd] /lɛərd; Scot. leɪrd/

noun, Scot.
a landed proprietor.
/lɛəd; Scottish lerd/
(Scot) a landowner, esp of a large estate

mid-15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), Scottish and northern England dialectal variant of lord, from Middle English laverd (see lord). Related: Lairdship.


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