What does the word lordly mean?

Usage examples for lordly

  1. Rarely from them came any lordly gifts to learning and the Universities, while from the honourably poor ministers such gifts could not come. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  2. How he envied yon handsome fellow, with his lordly airs, the life he had led and the gold he had spent! – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  3. Such an one could give himself lordly airs- the loan of him was an act of special friendship- profitable always to the personage lent. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams