Definitions

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

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

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The European great horned owl or eagle owl (Bubo maximas).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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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