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English Dictionary: duke by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
duke
n
  1. a British peer of the highest rank
  2. a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
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[a2]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 [bd]duces[b8] --
                     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 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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