Webster 1913 Edition
A leader; a chief; a prince.
Sir T. Elyot.
dukesonce, who were “duces” – captains or leaders of their people.
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.
To play the duke.
dukesit well in his absence.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.In Great Britain, one of the highest order of nobility; a title of honor or nobility next below the princes; as the Duke of Bedford or of Cornwall.
2.In some countries on the Continent, a sovereign prince, without the title of king; as the Duke of Holstein, of Savoy, of Parma, &c.
3.A chief; a prince; as the dukes of Edom. Genesis 36.