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. Greg Berlanti:

    People who know this show probably know me better in that way, every four or five years, I try to do something as personal again. Prince of the City and Once Upon a Time in America star Treat Williams said playing Dr. Andy Brown on.

  2. Neil Quilliam:

    The magnitude of these attacks is not lost on the population, nor is the fact that he (the crown prince) is the minister of defense and his brother is deputy defense minister, and yet arguably the country has suffered its largest attack ever and on the crown jewels, there's a diminishing confidence in his ability to secure the country – and that's a consequence of his policies.

  3. David Cassidy:

    Earning it on my own merit is how I live my life, so no, I was not about to go get photographed with Prince Harry. That was not something that was in my interest. I was basically like, ‘ Thank you, but no thank you with all due respect I ca n’t be photographed with you guys. ’ The next day, I saw them and they basically said to me and my girlfriends, ‘ You know what ? We actually have respect for you guys. That’s the coolest thing ever. Nobody has ever said no to us. It’s kind of really awesome. And I was like, ‘ Well, somehow now has ! ’.

  4. Markle Jr.:

    Prince Harry( the father) dedicated the majority of all Prince Harry time and everything to her, prince Harry made sure she had what she needed to be successful and get to where she’s at today.

  5. Royalty TV co-founder Nick Bullen:

    What I’m told is that the whole family is really trying to repair the relationship with Harry, there is a real hope within the family, from the queen, the Prince of Wales, Prince William and Kate Middleton, that the relationships with the Sussexes can be repaired. Because at heart, William and Harry are two brothers who’ve loved and supported each other for so many years. For the Prince of Wales, this is his son whom he loves and supports. For the queen, this is her grandson, someone she loves and adores very much. Everybody wants to repair this relationship for different reasons.

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