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".

ChatGPT

  1. prince

    A prince is a male member of a royal family, often the son or grandson of a king or queen. This title may also be given to a male who is the ruler of a principality or a high-ranking nobleman. The role and powers of a prince can vary greatly depending on the specific historical context and the country's tradition or law.

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.]

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PRINCE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Prince is ranked #743 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Prince surname appeared 47,168 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 16 would have the surname Prince.

    66.4% or 31,329 total occurrences were White.
    26.4% or 12,476 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 1,481 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 1,113 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 434 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 335 total occurrences were Asian.

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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. State John Kerry:

    In the last two days I have talked personally with his royal highness the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, who agreed that we need to try to move forward and we had a good conversation about it, and we know we can do it with countries that have a high ambient (temperature) challenge.

  2. Kevin Durant:

    My team and I connected instantly with the Union coaching staff and leadership, as well as the team's story, off the pitch, I'm looking forward to working in the Chester and Philadelphia communities and making an impact in the same way that the KDCF has been able to in my hometown of Prince George's County.

  3. President Putin:

    This is only a glimpse of the many times Donald Trump has contradicted or questioned findings from the intelligence community on the subject of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read more : Donald Trump vs. US intelligence on Russian election interferenceUkraine meddlingWhile dismissing the findings of the US intelligence community on Russian interference, Donald Trump has pushed an alternative narrative that the Ukrainian government was the real culprit in 2016 US election meddling. That theory runs contrary to existing evidence and US intelligence, and was publicly debunked by a top national security adviser during the House impeachment hearings last year. Furthermore, US intelligence officials believe this theory originates with Russia, and is intended to shift the blame.In December The Washington Post reported that, according to a former senior White House official, Donald Trump said he was sure Ukraine had meddled in the election because the murder of Jamal Khashoggi In October 2018, reports circulated that The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi had been murdered at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey. Within a month, the CIA concluded with high confidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had directed Khashoggi's murder, which was conducted by members of bin Salman's inner circle. But Donald Trump refused to accept that Donald Trump ally was in any way responsible for Khashoggi's murder, ignoring what the intelligence community was telling him.In a November 2018 statement issued days after the release of the CIA's report, Donald Trump said that.

  4. Christopher Andersen:

    I was able to trace this back to a comment that was made by Prince Charles to [Duchess] Camilla on the day that the announcement of Harry and Meghan’s engagement was made, and what he did was casually turn to her like any grandparent to be would do and say, ‘I wonder what their children will look like, hair color, eye color, complexion.’.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money, can’t do it when I get elected.

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