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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
References in classic literature ?
From his earliest childhood he heard nothing but stories of princes who had fallen into all sorts of troubles through love; and she drew such terrible pictures of poor little Cupid that the young man had no difficulty in believing that he was the root of all evil.
This thought drove him to despair, and he had almost made up his mind to return to the place of her captivity, when one day, as he was strolling along an alley in the woods, he saw a huge oak open its trunk, and out of it step two Princes in earnest conversation.
Raoul didn't wait to be told twice; he knew that with superiors, especially when those superiors are princes, the highest politeness is to obey without delay or argument; he went down to the stables, picked out a pie-bald Andalusian horse, saddled and bridled it himself, for Athos had advised him to trust no one with those important offices at a time of danger, and went to rejoin the prince, who at that moment mounted his horse.
The little company started off at a trot on the road to Cambrin, where they expected to find the prince.
When Lebedeff returned, in company with the general, after their expedition to town a few days since, for the purpose of investigation, he brought the prince no information whatever.
When the prince did give the matter a little attention, he recalled the fact that during these days he had always found Lebedeff to be in radiantly good spirits, when they happened to meet; and further, that the general and Lebedeff were always together.
The Prince sat for a moment or two upon the gray stone balustrade, looking to where the level country took a sudden ascent and ended in a thick belt of pine trees.
It is too early in the morning, Prince," she said, "for you to sit there dreaming so long and so earnestly.
High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince.
The Happy Prince never dreams of crying for anything.
My dear Boris," said Princess Anna Mikhaylovna to her son as Countess Rostova's carriage in which they were seated drove over the straw covered street and turned into the wide courtyard of Count Cyril Vladimirovich Bezukhov's house.
The social world, the world of art, the fellowship of the elect, adulation, imitation, the homage of the fairest, honours from the highest, praise from the wisest, flattery, esteem, credit, pleasure, fame--all the honey of life was waiting in the comb in the hive of the world for Prince Michael, of the Electorate of Valleluna, whenever he might choose to take it.