What does Prince mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. princenoun

    a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)

Wiktionary

  1. princenoun

    A (male) ruler, a sovereign; a king, monarch.

  2. princenoun

    Someone who is preeminent in their field; a great person.

    He is a prince among men.

  3. princenoun

    The (male) ruler or head of a principality.

  4. princenoun

    A male member of a royal family other than the ruler; especially (in the United Kingdom) the son or grandson of the monarch.

  5. princenoun

    A common name of the mushroom Agaricus augustus.

  6. princenoun

    A type of court card used in Tarot cards, the equivalent to the Jack.

  7. Princenoun

    The title of a prince.

  8. Princenoun

    A surname for someone who acted like a prince, or played the part in a pageant, or served in the household of a prince.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Princeadjective

    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

    Etymology: [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and Capacious.]

  2. Princeadjective

    the son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood

    Etymology: [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and Capacious.]

  3. Princeadjective

    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

    Etymology: [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and Capacious.]

  4. Princeadjective

    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

    Etymology: [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and Capacious.]

  5. Princeverb

    to play the prince

    Etymology: [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and Capacious.]

Freebase

  1. Prince

    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

  1. Prince

    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. princepsprimus, first, capĕre, to take.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prince' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1716

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prince' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3945

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prince' in Nouns Frequency: #724

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prince in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prince in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Prince in a Sentence

  1. Anne Bayefsky:

    The U.N. high commissioner for human rights -- knowing full well the United States has no intention of granting his hoped-for second term in office -- has launched an all-out assault on President Trump and the nation he leads, the latest from this supposed democracy expert (and Jordanian prince) is to accuse President Trump of driving the U.S. democracy bus off a cliff. Apparently, Prince Zeid missed the civics lesson on the rule of law.

  2. Celine Dion:

    I have to say that for my mom he was not the prince charming — the ideal prince charming. It was very difficult.

  3. Buckingham Palace:

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The court papers also include a photograph that has been in circulation since 2015 showing Andrew with his arm around Giuffres bare waist in London in 2001. Giuffre said she was 17 at the time the photo was taken. Photo from 2001 that was included in court files released last week shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre who says Jeffrey Epstein paid her to have sex with the prince. Andrew has denied the charges. In the background is Epstein's girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. (U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals) Buckingham Palace has previously denied allegationsthe prince had sex with Giuffre, and told The Sun that Andrew was not a party to the U.S. proceedings in which his name had appeared and denied any illegality had occurred. Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.

  4. Jared Kushner.The Trump:

    It could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event -- maybe he did and maybe he didn't.

  5. Markle Jr.:

    Prince Harry made sure she had what she needed to be successful and get to where she’s at today.

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