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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duke  \Duke\n.  [F.  duc,  fr  L.  dux,  ducis  leader,  commander,  fr 
  ducere  to  lead;  akin  to  AS  te['o]n  to  draw;  cf  AS  heretoga 
  (here  army)  an  army  leader,  general,  G.  herzog  duke.  See 
  {Tue},  and  cf  {Doge},  {Duchess},  {Ducat},  {Duct},  {Adduce}, 
  {Deduct}.] 
  1.  A  leader;  a  chief;  a  prince.  [Obs.] 
 
  Hannibal,  duke  of  Carthage.  --Sir  T. 
  Elyot. 
 
  All  were  dukes  once,  who  were  ``duces''  --  captains 
  or  leaders  of  their  people.  --Trench. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  In  some  European  countries,  a  sovereign  prince,  without 
  the  title  of  king. 
 
  {Duke's  coronet}.  See  {Illust}.  of  {Coronet}. 
 
  {To  dine  with  Duke  Humphrey},  to  go  without  dinner.  See  under 
  {Dine}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duke  \Duke\,  v.  i. 
  To  play  the  duke.  [Poetic] 
 
  Lord  Angelo  dukes  it  well  in  his  absence.  --  Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  duke 
  n  1:  a  British  peer  of  the  highest  rank 
  2:  a  nobleman  (in  various  countries)  of  high  rank 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Duke,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  65461 
  Duke,  OK 
  Zip  code(s):  73532 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Duke 
  derived  from  the  Latin  dux,  meaning  "a  leader;"  Arabic,  "a 
  sheik."  This  word  is  used  to  denote  the  phylarch  or  chief  of  a 
  tribe  (Gen.  36:15-43;  Ex  15:15;  1  Chr.  1:51-54). 
 




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