benjamin duke

Duke

[dook, dyook]
noun
1.
Benjamin Newton, 1855–1929, and his brother, James Buchanan, 1856–1925, U.S. industrialists.
2.
a male given name.
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duke (djuːk)
 
n
1.  a nobleman of high rank: in the British Isles standing above the other grades of the nobility
2.  the prince or ruler of a small principality or duchy
 
Related: ducal
 
[C12: from Old French duc, from Latin dux leader]

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duke
1129, from O.Fr. duc and L. dux (gen. ducis) "leader, commander," in L.L. "governor of a province," from ducere "to lead," from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (cf. O.E. togian "to pull, drag," O.H.G. ziohan "to pull," O.E. togian "to draw, drag"). Applied in Eng. to "nobleman of the highest rank" probably first
c.1350, ousting native earl. Used to translate various European titles (e.g. Rus. knyaz).
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duke definition


  1. in.
    to empty one's stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate. Rhymes with puke. See also dukes.) : She's in the john, duking like a goat.

  2. Go to dook. :
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Duke definition


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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