- duk : L.ducere = to lead(指揮する); L.dux = (指揮官)
- (noun) A nobleman with the highest hereditary rank, especially a man of the highest grade of the peerage in Great Britain.
- (noun) A sovereign prince who rules an independent duchy in some European countries.
- (noun) Used as the title for such a nobleman.
- (noun) Slang A fist. Often used in the plural: Put up your dukes!
- (noun) Botany A type of cherry intermediate between a sweet and a sour cherry.
- It is permitted to touch upon the habits and appearance of a truly great man; but to dwell upon the peculiarities of a duke, merely because he is a duke, is as much as to say he is your superior; a concession, I do not feel disposed to make in favour of any _mere duke_ in Christendom.