Definitions for Princessˈprɪn sɪs, -sɛs, prɪnˈsɛs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prin•cess*ˈprɪn sɪs, -sɛs, prɪnˈsɛs(n.)

  1. a nonreigning female member of a royal family.

    Category: Government

  2. the wife and consort of a prince.

    Category: Government

  3. (in Great Britain) a daughter of the sovereign or of a son of the sovereign.

    Category: Government

  4. a woman or girl regarded or treated as a princess:

    a middle-class American princess.

  5. Archaic. a female monarch or queen.

    Category: Government

  6. (adj.)Also, prin′cesse. (of a woman's dress, coat, or the like) styled with a close-fitting bodice and flared skirt, cut in single pieces, as gores, from shoulder to hem.

    Category: Clothing

* Usage: See -ess.

Origin of princess:

1350–1400; ME < MF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. princess(noun)

    a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. princess(noun)ˈprɪn sɪs, -sɛs, prɪnˈsɛs

    a female member of a royal family

    Princess Eugenie is the Queen's granddaughter.

Wiktionary

  1. princess(Noun)

    The female monarch, or wife of a ruler, of a principality.

    Princess Grace was the Princess of Monaco.

  2. princess(Noun)

    The daughter (or granddaughter) of a king, queen, emperor, empress, prince, or another princess.

  3. princess(Noun)

    A type of court card in the Tarot pack, coming between the 10 and the prince (Jack)

  4. princess(Noun)

    A beloved girl considered dainty; used as a term of endearment

  5. princess(Noun)

    A young girl or woman considered vain, spoiled or selfish; a prima donna

    You're a real princess.

  6. princess(Noun)

    A tinted crystal marble used in children's games.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Princess(noun)

    a female prince; a woman having sovereign power, or the rank of a prince

  2. Princess(noun)

    the daughter of a sovereign; a female member of a royal family

  3. Princess(noun)

    the consort of a prince; as, the princess of Wales

Freebase

  1. Princess

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Princess' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3296

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Princess' in Nouns Frequency: #1377


Translations for Princess

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

princess(noun)

the wife or widow of a prince.

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