Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nobleman who is the sovereign of a grand duchy.
  • noun A son or grandson of a czar in the male line.
  • noun Used as the title for such a nobleman.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See grand duke, under grand.
  • noun The great horned owl of continental Europe, Bubo maximus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Ruler or monarch of a grand duchy.
  • noun Son or grandson of a czar (emperor) of the Russian Empire. (A more literal translation of the Russian would be "grand prince".)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a prince who rules a territory

Etymologies

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Old French grant duc, from Latin grandis + dux, from the verb duco ("to lead").

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