Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A leader or commander; a chief.

Etymologies

Italian, from Latin dux, duc-; see duke.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "They wanted to keep him in the company, and thought it was a great opportunity to join forces," said Hilary Estey McLoughlin, president of Telepictures Productions, the Warner Bros. unit that will pro duce Mr. Cooper's new show.

    CNN's Cooper to Host a Daytime Talk Show

  • These typically weigh four to five pounds and after cooked, will pro- duce three or four servings.

    The City Cook

  • Never talked much about it, said about all he did was drive a duce and a half around.

    A Little Bit of History

  • "That is the reward, and I have reason to know that there are sentimental considerations in the background which would in - duce the Countess to part with half her fortune if she could but recover the gem."

    Sole Music

  • She had set out to se - duce Bane away from his alien lover, but the more he resisted her, the more personal this challenge became.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • Sun, 01/10/2010 - 09: 56 — marylou belette (not verified) margherita sarfatti may i suggest the excellent and very complète biography "Margherita Sarfatti, l'égérie du duce" by Françoise Liffran published in Paris by éditions du Seuil in october 2009?

    Margherita Sarfatti.

  • Congressman King is spot on about Benito Giuliani, il duce, the leader of the fascist wing of the Republican party.

    Top Iowa Story: Right-Wing Congressman Denounces Rudy Candidacy

  • I think after 8 years of complete fakery from Bush the GOP base (and the US media) wants a real dictator, and Giuliani is probably the most credible duce type US politics has produced in a while.

    Matthew Yglesias » Rudy: Still Likely to Fail

  • The factory continued to pro­duce quality porc­e­l­ain, with scrolls, fol­iage and swags of drap­ery.

    My Favourite Porcelain: Royal Vienna

  • As a vibrant democracy that must always tend to its own first, the nation will never pro - duce a Deng Xiaoping to dictate its strat - egy from on high.

    A New Tiger

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