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

  • n. A man of noble rank.

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  • n. A peer; an aristocrat; ranks range from baron to king to emperor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the nobility; a noble; a peer; one who enjoys rank above a commoner, either by virtue of birth, by office, or by patent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the nobility; a noble; a peer.

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

  • n. a titled peer of the realm


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