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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  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. Li Zhang:

    My medical doctor collaborators from the Hong Kong Prince of Wales Hospitals and I expect that we could translate the nanorobotics technology to clinical applications in five years. We are doing animal studies right now.

  2. Kate Williams:

    George VI and Charlotte are very traditional, historic, English names, although this is slightly different in that their first child, Prince George VI, is likely to be the monarch, and this child will likely not. So they can be a little bit different with the name.

  3. Kensington Palace:

    The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales, his titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

  4. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton:

    Prince, and his music, defined an era, minnesotans and our nation mourn the loss of a great artist.

  5. Prince Andrew and his ex-wife:

    Prince Andrew and Sarah are thrilled that Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have got engaged, having watched their relationship develop with pride.

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