What does the word laird mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • a landowner

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A lord; landowner.

Usage examples for laird

  1. I remember one of the things Laird said when his second told him he had better not fight. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. While the laird lived? – Foes by Mary Johnston
  3. Stephen Stewart was laird of the small property and ancient house of Kirkbyres, of which his mother managed the affairs- hardly for her son, seeing that, beyond his clothes, and five pounds a year of pocket money, he derived no personal advantage from his possessions. – Malcolm by George MacDonald