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prince

a male sovereign or monarch; the chief or greatest: the prince of journalists
Not to be confused with:
prints – copies of a photograph or document; fingerprints, paw prints; produces a copy of something on paper or other material

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.
At these words the unhappy Prince found himself tied to a rock; but he was not alone in his misfortunes, for all round him were chained Princes and Princesses, whom the giant had led captive.
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. But he was no longer there, having withdrawn on the previous evening to La Bassee, misled by false intelligence of the enemy's movements.
He would abruptly commence to hold forth about the Epanchins, about Lebedeff, or the prince, and equally abruptly would stop short and refuse to speak another word, answering all further questions with a stupid smile, unconscious that he was smiling, or that he had been asked a question.
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.
The Prince, on his way back from his usual before-breakfast stroll, lingered for a short time amongst the beds of hyacinths and yellow crocuses.
"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. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.
"Why can't you be like the Happy Prince?" asked a sensible mother of her little boy who was crying for the moon.
I only need see Prince Vasili Sergeevich: he is staying here, is he not?
Prince Michael, of the Electorate of Valleluna, sat on his favourite bench in the park.