a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
A (male) ruler, a sovereign; a king, monarch.
Someone who is preeminent in their field; a great person.
He is a prince among men.
The (male) ruler or head of a principality.
A male member of a royal family other than the ruler; especially (in the United Kingdom) the son or grandson of the monarch.
A common name of the mushroom Agaricus augustus.
A type of court card used in Tarot cards, the equivalent to the Jack.
The title of a prince.
A surname for someone who acted like a prince, or played the part in a pageant, or served in the household of a prince.
the one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female
the son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood
a title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in different countries. In England it belongs to dukes, marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is always one of the royal family
the chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class or profession; one who is preeminent; as, a merchant prince; a prince of players
to play the prince
Origin: [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and Capacious.]
Prince is a general term for a ruler, monarch, or member of a monarch's or former monarch's family, and it is a hereditary title in the nobility of some European states. The feminine equivalent is a princess. The English word derives, via the French word prince, from the Latin noun princeps, from primus + capio, meaning "the chief, most distinguished, ruler, prince".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prins, n. one of the highest rank: a sovereign: son of a king or emperor: a title of nobility, as in Germany: the chief of any body of men:—fem. Prin′cess.—v.i. to play the prince (usually with it).—ns. Prince′-bish′op, a bishop who was also the civil ruler or prince of his diocese; Prince′-Con′sort, the husband of a reigning queen; Prince′dom, the estate, jurisdiction, sovereignty, or rank of a prince; Prince′hood, rank or quality of a prince; Prince′-Impē′rial, the eldest son of an emperor; Prince′kin, Prince′let, Prince′ling, a little or inferior prince.—adj. Prince′-like, becoming a prince.—n. Prince′liness.—adj. Prince′ly, prince-like: becoming a prince: grand: august: regal.—adv. in a prince-like manner.—adv. Prin′cessly, like a princess.—n. Prin′cess-Roy′al, the eldest daughter of a sovereign.—adj. Prin′cified, ridiculously dignified.—n. Mer′chant-prince, a merchant who has gained great wealth.—Prince of darkness, Prince of this world, Satan; Prince of Peace, Christ: the Messiah; Prince of Wales, the eldest son of the British sovereign; Prince Rupert's drops (see Drop); Prince's feather, a tall showy annual with spikes of rose-coloured flowers; Prince's metal, a gold-like alloy of 70 parts of copper and 25 of zinc. [Fr.,—L. princeps—primus, first, capĕre, to take.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Prince' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1716
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Prince' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3945
Rank popularity for the word 'Prince' in Nouns Frequency: #724
The numerical value of Prince in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Prince in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I have to say that for my mom he was not the prince charming - the ideal prince charming. It was very difficult.
I have to say that for my mom he was not the prince charming — the ideal prince charming. It was very difficult.
A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands.
The council is chaired by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, who is also Deputy Crown Prince, Minister of Defense, Chairman of the Royal Court and Special Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
That was the biggest mistake, for which we’re now paying the price, the local governments decided, 'I’m a prince in my domain, the government doesn’t tell me what I’m supposed to do, we do what we want.’.
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Translations for Prince
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- རྒྱལ་བུ, རྒྱལ་སྲསTibetan Standard
- príncepCatalan, Valencian
- princ, knížeCzech
- prins, fyrsteDanish
- Fürst, König, PrinzGerman
- πρίγκιπας, άρχονταςGreek
- reĝido, princoEsperanto
- príncipe, conde, infanteSpanish
- امیر, شهریار, پرنس, شاهزادهPersian
- upeaherkkusieni, ruhtinas, kunkku, prinssiFinnish
- prinsur, fúrstiFaroese
- rídhamhna, flaith, prionsa, mac ríIrish
- flath, prionnsa, laochScottish Gaelic
- prinse, flahManx
- शहज़ादा, राजकुमार, युवराजHindi
- fejedelem, királyfi, uralkodó, hercegHungarian
- արքայազն, իշխանArmenian
- prins, mikilmenni, furstiIcelandic
- អ្នកអង្គម្ចាស់, ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់Khmer
- 왕자, 王子Korean
- میر, میری میرانKurdish
- princips, regulus, princepsLatin
- PrënzLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- кнез, принцMacedonian
- хан хүүMongolian
- fyrste, prinsNorwegian
- príncipe, maioralPortuguese
- принц, королевич, царевич, князьRussian
- kraljević, принц, carević, princ, краљевић, царевићSerbo-Croatian
- knieža, princSlovak
- princ, knezSlovene
- furste, prinsSwedish
- شاھزادەUyghur, Uighur
- королевич, принцUkrainian
- hoàng tử, vương tửVietnamese
- leson, hiplin, plinVolapük
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