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prince

 (prĭns)
n.
1. A male member of a royal family other than the monarch, especially a son of the monarch.
2.
a. A man who is a ruler of a principality.
b. A hereditary male ruler; a king.
3. A nobleman of varying status or rank.
4. An outstanding man, especially in a particular group or class: a merchant prince.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin prīnceps; see per in Indo-European roots.]

prince′ship′ n.

prince

(prɪns)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) a son of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a nonreigning male member of a sovereign family
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the monarch of a small territory, such as Monaco, usually called a principality, that was at some time subordinate to an emperor or king
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any sovereign; monarch
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a nobleman in various countries, such as Italy and Germany
6. an outstanding member of a specified group: a merchant prince.
7. informal US and Canadian a generous and charming man
[C13: via Old French from Latin princeps first man, ruler, chief]
ˈprinceˌlike adj

Prince

(prɪns)
n
(Biography) full name Prince Rogers Nelson. born 1958, US rock singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His albums include Dirty Mind (1981), Purple Rain (1984), Parade (1986), and Sign o' the Times (1987)

prince

(prɪns)

n.
1. a nonreigning male member of a royal family.
2. (in Great Britain) a son of the sovereign or of a son of the sovereign.
3. the English equivalent of any of various titles of nobility in other countries.
4. a holder of such a title.
5. the ruler of a small or subordinate state, as Monaco.
6. a preeminent person in any class or group: a merchant prince.
7. an admirable person.
8. Archaic. a monarch or king.
[1175–1225; < Old French < Latin prīncipem, acc. of prīnceps first, principal (adj.), principal person, leader (n.) =prīn-, for prīmus prime + -cep- (comb. form of capere to take) + -s nominative singular ending]

prince

  • admiral - First used in English to mean "an emir or prince under the Sultan," coming from Arabic amir al, "commander of"; admiral was originally a sea lord due to the office of amir-al-bahr or amir-al-ma (Arabic), "ameer/emir of the sea."
  • prince - Derived from Latin princeps, "chief man" or "leading citizen."
  • tycoon - Comes from Japanese tai, "great," and kun, "prince, lord," from Chinese da, "great," and jun, "prince, ruler."
  • whipping boy - Meaning "scapegoat," the phrase derives from the boy formerly raised with a prince or other young nobleman and whipped for the latter's misdeeds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
archduke - a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria
aristocrat, blue blood, patrician - a member of the aristocracy
crown prince - a male heir apparent to a throne
dauphin - formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne
grand duke - a prince who rules a territory
maharaja, maharajah - a great raja; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja
Elector - any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
prince consort - a prince who is the husband of a reigning female sovereign
princeling - a young prince
princeling - a petty or insignificant prince who rules some unimportant principality
Prince of Wales - the male heir apparent of the British sovereign

prince

noun ruler, lord, monarch, sovereign, crown prince, liege, potentate, prince regent, crowned head, dynast the prince and other royal guests
Translations
أميرأَمِيرالأمير
princkníže
prinsfyrste
princoreĝido
prints
prinssiruhtinasupeaherkkusienikunkku
princ
fejedelemherceguralkodó
prinsprins, furstifurstimikilmenni
王子
왕자
kunigaikščiokunigaikštienėkunigaikštiskunigaikštystėprincas
princisvaldnieks
kniežaprinc
princknezkraljevič
prins
เจ้าชาย
королевич
hoàng tử

prince

[prɪns]
A. Npríncipe m
Prince Charlesel príncipe Carlos
Prince Charmingel Príncipe Azul, el Príncipe Encantador
the Prince of Darknessel príncipe de las tinieblas
the Prince of Walesel Príncipe de Gales (heredero del trono del Reino Unido, equivalente al Príncipe de Asturias en España)
see also crown C
B. CPD Prince Consort Npríncipe m consorte
Prince Regent Npríncipe m regente

prince

[ˈprɪns] nprince m
the Prince of Wales → le prince de GallesPrince Charming nprince m charmantprince consort nprince m consort

prince

n (= king’s son)Prinz m; (= ruler)Fürst m; Prince Charming (in fairy story) → der Königssohn; (fig)der Märchenprinz; the Prince of Darknessder Fürst der Finsternis; the Prince of Peaceder Friedensfürst; a prince among meneine herausragende Erscheinung; he is prince of architects/architecture (liter)er ist einer der herausragendsten Architekten

prince

[prɪns] nprincipe m
Prince Charles → il principe Carlo

prince

(prins) noun
1. a male member of a royal family, especially the son of a king or queen. Prince Charles.
2. the ruler of some states or countries. Prince Rainier of Monaco.
ˈprincely adjective
1. of a prince. princely duties.
2. magnificent; splendid. a princely gift.
princess (prinˈses) , ((American) ˈprinsəs) noun
1. the wife or widow of a prince.
2. a woman of the same rank as a prince in her own right. Princess Anne.
princiˈpality (-ˈpӕ-) plural ˌprinciˈpalities noun
a state or country ruled by a prince.

prince

أَمِير princ prins Prinz πρίγκιπας príncipe prinssi prince princ principe 王子 왕자 prins prins książę príncipe принц prins เจ้าชาย prens hoàng tử 王子
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But in spite of the comical red imps, sparkling elves, and the gorgeous princes and princesses, Jo's pleasure had a drop of bitterness in it.
They had the bloom of health and happiness; and yet, as if I had been in charge of a pair of little grandees, of princes of the blood, for whom everything, to be right, would have to be enclosed and protected, the only form that, in my fancy, the afteryears could take for them was that of a romantic, a really royal extension of the garden and the park.
This it is, that for ever keeps God's true princes of the Empire from the world's hustings; and leaves the highest honors that this air can give, to those men who become famous more through their infinite inferiority to the choice hidden handful of the Divine Inert, than through their undoubted superiority over the dead level of the mass.
But be all this as it may; let the unseen, ambiguous synod in the air, or the vindictive princes and potentates of fire, have to do or not with earthly Ahab, yet, in this present matter of his leg, he took plain practical procedures; --he called the carpenter.
Behold, I am even now busied with trial of the powerfulest enchantment known to the princes of the oc- cult arts in the lands of the East; an it fail me, naught can avail.
In Frankfort at the Romer was a great mask-ball, at the coronation festival, and in the illuminated saloon, the clanging music invited to dance, and splendidly appeared the rich toilets and charms of the ladies, and the festively costumed Princes and Knights.
There are viceroys, princes, governors, sub-governors, sub-sub-governors, and a hundred orders of nobility, grading along down from grand-ducal archangels, stage by stage, till the general level is struck, where there ain't any titles.
Then leave the stones, and you two can step down into the prison to-morrow and be the two little princes in the Tower, and I can murder you.
When the Princes were smothered in the Tower, their faithful attendant collected all their little possessions left behind them.
Such masters were not at that time easily found; Princes that had been, and Kings that were to be, were not yet of the Teacher class, and no ruined nobility had dropped out of Tellson's ledgers, to turn cooks and carpenters.
I killed him with the princes, but Dingaan, I and one other slew alone.
Because I shall wear shining armor and gauntlets of steel, like the other white princes, and ride on a horse.