Definitions for ducatˈdʌk ət

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

duc•atˈdʌk ət(n.)

  1. any of several gold coins formerly issued in various parts of Europe.

    Category: Numismatics

  2. Slang. a ticket to a public performance.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of ducat:

1350–1400; ME < MF < early It ducato < ML ducātusduchy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ducat(noun)

    formerly a gold coin of various European countries


  1. ducat(Noun)

    A gold coin minted by various European nations.

  2. ducat(Noun)

    Money in general.

  3. ducat(Noun)

    A dollar (and, by extension, a eurodollar).

  4. Origin: From ducat, from ducatus, from oblique stem of dux.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ducat(noun)

    a coin, either of gold or silver, of several countries in Europe; originally, one struck in the dominions of a duke


  1. Ducat

    The ducat or dukat is a gold coin that was used as a trade coin throughout Europe before World War I. The etymological origin of the name is from Medieval Latin "ducatus", and initially meant "duke's coin" or a "duchy's coin". There have been many types of ducats throughout history of various metallic content and purchasing power.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ducat

    a coin, generally in gold, that circulated in Venice, and was current in Germany at one time, of varied value.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a group of twelve

two dozen handkerchiefs; These eggs are 50 cents a dozen; Half-a-dozen eggs, please.

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