from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. In certain royal families, especially that of imperial Austria, a nobleman having a rank equivalent to that of a sovereign prince.
- n. Used as a title for such a nobleman.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The son or male-line grandson of an emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A prince of the imperial family of Austria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A title formerly borne by some of the sovereign princes of Austrasia, Lorraine, and Brabant, but for several centuries held exclusively by the ruler of the archduchy of Austria (afterward emperor of Austria, and now of Austria-Hungary); now only a titular dignity of the princes of the house of Austria, as archduchess is of the princesses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria
Obsolete French archeduc : arche-, arch- (from Old French; see arch-1) + duc, duke (from Old French; see duke).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French, from Old French archeduc (modern: archiduc). (Wiktionary)