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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a British peer of the highest rank;

2. a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Duke \Duke\ (d[=u]k) v. i. To play the duke. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Lord Angelo dukes it well in his absence. -- Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

duke \duke\ (d[=u]k) v. t. To beat with the fists. [slang] [PJC] to duke it out to fight; -- usually implying, to fight with the fists; to settle a dispute by fighting with the fists. See duke, n. sense 4. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Duke \Duke\ (d[=u]k), 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.] [1913 Webster] Hannibal, duke of Carthage. --Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster] All were dukes once, who were "duces" -- captains or leaders of their people. --Trench. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. In some European countries, a sovereign prince, without the title of king. [1913 Webster] 4. pl. The fists; as, put up your dukes. [slang] [PJC] Duke's coronet. See Illust. of Coronet. To dine with Duke Humphrey, to go without dinner. See under Dine. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

duke n 1: a British peer of the highest rank 2: a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "duke": Brahman, archduke, aristocrat, armiger, baron, baronet, blue blood, count, daimio, earl, esquire, gentleman, grand duke, grandee, hidalgo, lace-curtain, laird, landgrave, lord, lordling, magnate, magnifico, margrave, marquis, noble, nobleman, optimate, palsgrave, patrician, peer, seigneur, seignior, silk-stocking, squire, swell, thoroughbred, upper-cruster, viscount, waldgrave
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

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).