a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)
The female monarch, or wife of a ruler, of a principality.
Princess Grace was the Princess of Monaco.
The daughter (or granddaughter) of a king, queen, emperor, empress, prince, or another princess.
A type of court card in the Tarot pack, coming between the 10 and the prince (Jack)
A beloved girl considered dainty; used as a term of endearment
A young girl or woman considered vain, spoiled or selfish; a prima donna
You're a real princess.
A tinted crystal marble used in children's games.
a female prince; a woman having sovereign power, or the rank of a prince
the daughter of a sovereign; a female member of a royal family
the consort of a prince; as, the princess of Wales
Origin: [F. princesse. See Prince, and cf. Princesse.]
Princess is the feminine form of prince. Most often, the term has been used for the consort of a prince or for the daughters of a king or sovereign prince. For many centuries, the title "princess" was not regularly used for a monarch's daughter, who might simply be called "Lady" or a non-English equivalent. Old English had no female equivalent of "prince", "earl", or any royal or noble title aside from queen. Royal women, or women of the nobility, were simply addressed or referred to as "Lady" or "The Lady Firstname" for a particularly highborn woman. As women slowly gained more autonomy and respect in European history, the title of princess became simply the female counterpart of prince; it does not necessarily imply being merely married to a prince, she may be the unmarried daughter of a monarch or other royal or noble of sufficient rank. Further, a princess may be a hereditary sovereign, head of state in her own right. The traditional meaning still applies in Europe in the sense that an untitled or at least non-royal woman who marries a prince will almost always become a princess with the possibility of eventually becoming Queen Consort, in nations where that title exists; but a man who marries a princess will almost never become a prince, unless his wife is expected to inherit the higher title of Queen regnant. If that is the case, then on her inheritance of that sovereign title, he will often become a prince.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Princess' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3296
Rank popularity for the word 'Princess' in Nouns Frequency: #1377
The numerical value of Princess in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Princess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she isn't interested. (on his daughter, Princess Anne)
The death of the Princess of Wales was a most extraordinary period in British national life.
Our main thing was to show the world that you can be a perfect princess with or without hair.
Even Princess Leia, who was always pivotal and always central, she was not Luke Skywalker, rey feels like she is the new focal point.
In my view, a man who treats any and every woman as a Royal Princess offers the living proof that he himself was born and raised in the arms of a Queen.
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Translations for Princess
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- koningin, prinsesAfrikaans
- སྲས་མོTibetan Standard
- princesaCatalan, Valencian
- Fürstin, PrinzessinGerman
- πριγκίπισσα, βασιλοπούλαGreek
- princino, reĝidinoEsperanto
- princesa, infantaSpanish
- شاهدخت, شاهزاده خانمPersian
- ruhtinatar, prinsessaFinnish
- prinsessa, kongadóttir, kongsdóttirFaroese
- banphrionsa, banfhlaith, iníon ríIrish
- bana-phrionnsaScottish Gaelic
- hercegnő, fejedelemasszonyHungarian
- արքայադուստր, իշխանուհիArmenian
- ratu, putri, puteriIndonesian
- 王妃, 姫, 王女Japanese
- 공주, 公主, 공주님Korean
- filia regis, princepsLatin
- koningin, prinsesDutch
- księżna, księżniczkaPolish
- princesa, rainhaPortuguese
- королевна, принцесса, княгиня, царевнаRussian
- princesa, kneginjaSlovene
- furstinna, prinsessaSwedish
- công chúa, công nữVietnamese
- jiplin, plin, ledautVolapük
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