duke windsor

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(since 1917) a member of the present British royal family. Compare Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ( def 1 ).
Duke of, Edward VIII.
Wallis Warfield, Duchess of (Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson) 1896–1986, U.S. socialite: wife of Edward VIII of England, who abdicated the throne to marry her.
Official name Windsor and Maidenhead. a city in E Berkshire, in S England, on the Thames: the site of the residence (Windsor Castle) of English sovereigns since William the Conqueror.
a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada, opposite Detroit, Michigan.
a town in N central Connecticut.
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Edward VIII
1894--1972, king of Great Britain and Ireland in 1936; son of George V and brother of George VI. He abdicated in order to marry an American divorcée, Mrs Wallis Simpson (1896--1986); created Duke of Windsor (1937)

Windsor1 (ˈwɪnzə)
1.  Official name: New Windsor a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames, linked by bridge with Eton: site of Windsor Castle, residence of English monarchs since its founding by William the Conqueror; Old Windsor, royal residence in the time of Edward the Confessor, is 3 km (2 miles) southeast. Pop: 26 747 (2001 est)
2.  a city in SE Canada, in S Ontario on the Detroit River opposite Detroit: motor-vehicle manufacturing; university (1963). Pop: 208 402 (2001)

Windsor2 (ˈwɪnzə)
1.  the official name of the British royal family from 1917
2.  Duke of Windsor the title, from 1937, of Edward VIII

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town in Berkshire, O.E. Windlesoran (c.1060), lit. "bank or slope with a windlass" (O.E. *windels). Site of a royal residence, hence Windsor chair (1724), Windsor tie (1895), Windsor knot in a necktie (1953).
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