What does Prince mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Prince.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prince(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. prince(Noun)

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

  2. prince(Noun)

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

    He is a prince among men.

  3. prince(Noun)

    The (male) ruler or head of a principality.

  4. prince(Noun)

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

  5. prince(Noun)

    A common name of the mushroom Agaricus augustus.

  6. prince(Noun)

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

  7. Prince(ProperNoun)

    The title of a prince.

  8. Prince(ProperNoun)

    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. Prince(adj)

    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. Prince(adj)

    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. Prince(adj)

    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. Prince(adj)

    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. Prince(verb)

    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

How to pronounce Prince?

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    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say Prince in sign language?

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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. Bob Ross:

    It risks turning Prince George’s County into a segregated school system.

  2. Larry Iser:

    Unfortunately, today's jury verdict has blurred the lines between protectable elements of a musical composition and the unprotectable musical style or groove exemplified by Marvin Gaye, although Gaye was the Prince of Soul, he didn't own a copyright to the genre, and Thicke and Williams' homage to the feel of Marvin Gaye is not infringing.

  3. John Erzen:

    The warrant was entered into the national database on May 17. It was applied for that day, it was granted by the courts here in Prince George's County that day, and it was entered into the system that day. Now, as to why it was not seen by The Secret Service until June 4, that's a question that they would have to answer.

  4. Jeffrey Webb:

    We will discuss it and give them an informed view as far as how we see the landscape in terms of - number one what is in the best interests of the game and number two what is in the best interests of CONCACAF, we have countries that nominated President Blatter, we have countries that nominated Prince Ali. I actually think competition is good.

  5. Prince Andrew:

    What effectively Prince Andrew has done is lit the blue touchpaper and really, things are going to spiral out of control.

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