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Definitions of duke

  1. To play the duke. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A leader; a chief; a prince. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In England, one of the highest order of nobility after princes and princesses of the royal blood and the four archbishops of England and Ireland. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. In some European countries, a sovereign prince, without the title of king. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One of the highest order of English nobility, ranking next below an archbishop and the royal princes; prince or high noble in European countries. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A leader, (B.) a chieftain: the highest order of English nobility next below the Prince of Wales: (on the continent) a sovereign prince. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A nobleman of the highest rank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Ducal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A reigning prince inferior to a king. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A chief; a prince; one of the highest order of nobility next below the rank of prince; on the Continent, a sovereign prince. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A title of nobility of the highest order; a chief; a prince. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Duchesss. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for duke

  1. The duke would not listen to him, and turned his horse about without a word. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. Some years afterwards one of the party was lying on his death- bed, and he sent for the duke – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
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