from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The eldest son of the king of France from 1349 to 1830.
- n. Used as a title for such a nobleman.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The eldest son of the king of France. Under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties, the Dauphin of France, generally shortened to Dauphin, was heir apparent to the throne of France. The title derived from the main title of the Dauphin, Dauphin of Viennois.
- n. : An eldest son.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The title of the eldest son of the king of France, and heir to the crown. Since the revolution of 1830, the title has been discontinued.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The distinctive title (originally Dauphin of Viennois) of the eldest son of the king of France, from 1349 till the revolution of 1830.
- n. A billon coin struck, under Charles VII. of France, for Dauphiné.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne
The gap may have narrowed since then, and the reaction has been a blast of anti-Ed stories portraying him as a swivel-eyed baby Bennite, a child insurrectionist compared with his entitled dauphin of a bro.
The sister of the dauphin is a good girl, not many years your senior.
So the "dauphin" quote, which dates back several years, is crossed out, with a scrawl on the side that reads, "No, CH."
LC: Okay, so, this Charles, the "dauphin" if you will ...
Which came first the "dauphin" or the region of "Dauphine" which is on the Swiss border?
The Count-dauphin of Vienne left his county to Jean, son of the king, and thence "dauphin" became the title of the heir-apparent.
He even seduced, by his address, Charles, the king of France's eldest son, a youth of seventeen years of age, who was the first that bore the appellation of "dauphin," by the reunion of the province of Dauphiny to the crown.
The name Renault settled on is the female form of "dauphin," a French royal title.)
Not bad for the improbable communist dauphin, a spoiled overweight twenty-something with no known accomplishments.
In Paris, Andi happens to find an old guitar case in a heap of Revolutionary-era relics and discovers that it contains not only a portrait of the dauphin (who, searingly, resembles Andi's dead brother) but also the diary of a girl her own age, Alexandrine, who had been the boy's paid companion two centuries earlier.