What does Prince mean?

Definitions for Prince
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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PRINCEnoun

    Etymology: prince, Fr. princeps, Lat.

    Cœlestial! whether among the thrones, or nam’d
    Of them the highest; for such of shape may seem
    Prince above princes. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi.

    Forces come to be used by good princes, only upon necessity of providing for their defence. William Temple.

    Esau founded a distinct people and government, and was himself a distinct prince over them. John Locke.

    The succession of crowns, in several countries, places it on different heads, and he comes, by succession, to be a prince in one place, who would be a subject in another. John Locke.

    Had we no histories of the Roman emperors, but on their money, we should take them for most virtuous princes. Addison.

    Our tottering state still distracted stands,
    While that prince threatens, and while this commands. Alexander Pope.

    Queen Elizabeth I , a prince admirable above her sex for her princely virtues. William Camden.

    God put it into the heart of one of our princes, towards the close of her reign, to give a check to that sacrilege. Francis Atterbury.

    A prince of great courage and beauty, but fostered up in blood by his naughty father. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Heav’n forbid, that such a scratch should drive
    The prince of Wales from such a field as this. William Shakespeare.

    To use the words of the prince of learning hereupon, only in shallow and small boats, they glide over the face of the Virgilian sea. Henry Peacham, on Poetry.

  2. To Princeverb

    To play the prince; to take state.

    Nature prompts them,
    In simple and low things, to prince it, much
    Beyond the trick of others. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

Wikipedia

  1. Prince

    A prince is a male ruler (ranked below a king, grand prince, and grand duke) or a male member of a monarch's or former monarch's family. Prince is also a title of nobility (often highest), often hereditary, in some European states. The female equivalent is a princess. The English word derives, via the French word prince, from the Latin noun prīnceps, from primus (first) and caput (head), meaning "the first, foremost, the chief, most distinguished, noble ruler, 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

  2. Princeadjective

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

  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

  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

  5. Princeverb

    to play the prince

  6. 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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  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. Chandrika Kaul:

    The executive at Paris Match think that this will be a really dramatic, sensational meeting between the Queen of Hollywood and their own Prince, who is an eligible, young, handsome bachelor – who also just happens, rumor has it, to be looking for a wife.

  2. Masako Owada:

    When I think to the days ahead, I don't know how useful I can be, but after being by the sides of their majesties for all these years, and looking forward to their future guidance, I will make as much effort as possible to assist the crown prince and work for the happiness of the nation.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    Officials familiar with the matter say delays in official readouts of Trump's phone calls are usually due to a lengthy clearance process that includes officials at the National Security Council and in White House. Trump's call occurred on a Sunday in the middle of a quiet holiday week, which could have added to the time it took for the required officials to sign off.Even in previous administrations, the clearance process for writing and releasing a statement from the White House following a presidential phone call has sometimes led foreign governments to release their version first.In the past, officials have described Trump's conversations with foreign leaders sometimes veering off into unguarded or undiplomatic territory. Earlier in President Donald Trump administration, some of those details leaked, making for embarrassing headlines and questions about the privacy of Trump's conversations.That included an instance of President Donald Trump congratulating Putin on an election win despite advice from his aides that he not extend his congratulations because the election wasn't viewed as legitimate.The smaller group of officials with access to the calls is meant to prevent further leaks, according to administration sources. But the effect has also led to information from the calls being obscured even to those inside the administration. White House has made efforts in the past to limit access to calls President Donald Trump has had with Putin.Even before the Ukraine scandal and ensuing impeachment, administration officials took steps to limit access to Trump's phone conversations with Putin, along with certain other foreign leaders like the Saudi crown prince, according to administration officials. Trump's past conversations with Putin have been similarly shrouded in atypical secrecy. After their first face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of a summit in Germany, President Donald Trump asked to keep President Donald Trump translator's notes. They spoke at a dinner of foreign leaders without any American witnesses, relying on Putin's translator. During talks in Helsinki, they spoke without any other officials present.The insistence on keeping his conversations with Putin so closely held caught the interest of investigators, including Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating whether President Donald Trump or President Donald Trump campaign associates worked with Russia to influence the 2016 election.The impeachment inquiry centered on Trump's approach to Ukraine reignited the questions about his relationship to Vladimir Putin. The Washington Post reported that former President Donald Trump administration officials feared Vladimir Putin had planted a conspiracy that Ukraine had interfered in the 2016 election.One of the officials told the Post that President Donald Trump gave the theory credibility because.

  4. Kensington Palace:

    Prince Harry will stay at the Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park. His Royal Highness will be joined by Best Man The Duke of Cambridge, ms. Markle, accompanied by her mother, Ms. Doria Ragland, will stay at Cliveden House Hotel, on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate.

  5. Meghan Markle:

    If Meghan Markle and Prince Harry're going to use the word betrayal, it’s because when I asked him, when the comms team told us this the story was coming out, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry called my dad and I asked him and he said,' No, absolutely not.'.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. irascible
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    • C. inexpiable
    • D. askant

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