King vs. Duke

King vs. Duke — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between King and Duke

Kingnoun

A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation.

Henry VIII was the king of England from 1509 to 1547.

Dukenoun

The male ruler of a duchy (female equivalent: duchess).

Kingnoun

A powerful or majorly influential person.

Dukenoun

The sovereign of a small state.

Kingnoun

Something that has a preeminent position.

In times of financial panic, cash is king.

Dukenoun

A high title of nobility; the male holder of a dukedom.

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Kingnoun

A component of certain games.

Dukenoun

A grand duke.

Kingnoun

(chess) The principal chess piece, that players seek to threaten with unavoidable capture to result in a victory by checkmate. It is often the tallest piece, with a symbolic crown with a cross at the top.

Dukenoun

A fist.

Put up your dukes!

Kingnoun

(card games) A playing card with the letter "K" and the image of a king on it, the thirteenth card in a given suit.

Dukeverb

(transitive) To hit or beat with the fists.

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Kingnoun

A checker (a piece of checkers/draughts) that reached the farthest row forward, thus becoming crowned (either by turning it upside-down, or by stacking another checker on it) and gaining more freedom of movement.

Dukeverb

To give cash to; to give a tip to.

I duked him twenty dollars.

Kingnoun

A king skin.

Oi mate, have you got kings?

Dukenoun

a British peer of the highest rank

Kingnoun

A male dragonfly; a drake.

Dukenoun

a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank

Kingnoun

A king-sized bed.

Kingverb

To crown king, to make (a person) king.

Kingverb

To rule over as king.

Kingverb

To perform the duties of a king.

Kingverb

To assume or pretend preeminence (over); to lord it over.

Kingverb

To promote a piece of draughts/checkers that has traversed the board to the opposite side, that piece subsequently being permitted to move backwards as well as forwards.

Kingverb

To dress and perform as a drag king.

Kingnoun

a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom

Kingnoun

a competitor who holds a preeminent position

Kingnoun

a very wealthy or powerful businessman;

an oil baron

Kingnoun

preeminence in a particular category or group or field;

the lion is the king of beasts

Kingnoun

United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)

Kingnoun

United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)

Kingnoun

United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)

Kingnoun

a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward

Kingnoun

one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king

Kingnoun

(chess) the weakest but the most important piece