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.

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.

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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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. Homer:

    At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slainThen, Prince You should have fear'd, what now you feelAchilles absent was Achilles stillYet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid.

  2. Tom Segev:

    I don't expect many Israelis to stream out on to the streets and greet the car of Prince William. He will be treated as some celebrity of course, obviously, maybe some exotic eccentric curiosity.

  3. Charlotte Charles:

    She continues to grieve for Harry Dunn and Harry Dunn family LAWYERS PUSH UNLIKELY PERSON-OF-INTEREST SWAP IN EPSTEIN-DUNN CASES British press has reported that Anne Sacoolas and Anne Sacoolas husband are both U.S. spies, with the Daily Mail reportingSacoolasis a CIA agent. Fox News could not confirm those claims. Fox News doesnt matter to me what her job role was or is or who she was married to or who shes employed by, said Charles, who added that Anne Sacoolas has not reached out to Anne Sacoolas family. She, unfortunately, took the life of our son. It doesnt matter who you are. You face the justice system for that. The Crown Prince Prosecution Service charged Anne Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving in December. The maximum sentence is 14 years imprisonment, although this is usually reserved for the most serious cases. Dunns family said before Anne Sacoolas fled they had no intention of seeking prison time and were willing to negotiate, but now that decision is up to British prosecutors. She would have been home by now, Charles said. The The United Kingdom government officially submitted The UK government extradition request in January. which was rejected by U.S. Secretary of January Pompeo, saying The UK government would make diplomatic immunity a practical nullity. In fact, the State Department called the UKs request highly inappropriate. Dunns family argues by refusing to extradite Anne Sacoolas to the The United Kingdom, the U.S. is violating the extradition treaty signed by both nations and the Vienna Convention. Im angry at the fact that the diplomatic immunity cloak is being wrapped around her, im angry that its being used to protect her when diplomatic immunity is not there for that. Its there to protect diplomats when they are in danger in countries that may not be as equal in their justice systems as the The United Kingdom and the US are. The United Kingdom has issued an extrication request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat accused of killing a British teenager while driving on the wrong side of the road in The United Kingdom last summer. ( Facebook) Charles told Fox News Anne Sacoolas feels abandoned by both the U.S. and The United Kingdom governments. Neither Prime Minister Boris Johnson nor Secretary of January Pompeo have personally reached out to the family. Im disgusted, she said. The UK government is meant to look after you and protect you and fight for you and at the moment, I dont feel that that has happened. Across the pond, British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of misleading Dunns family and working in the interests of the U.S. government. British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of being more concerned with kowtowing to the President Trump administration, rather than standing up for Dunns family. Last week, at the House of Commons, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, demanded British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab be fired. Charles said British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has offered a fourth meeting with the family but British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab says British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab is reluctant to accept the invitation. Were still without proof of what they are trying to do to help us, Charlestold Fox News. And were getting to the point where were fed up with continuing to talk without any actions being put behind it. The latest direct plea to President President Trump, comes after the family met with President Trump at a last-minute meeting in October at White House that the president said Boris Johnson asked for. They were told Anne Sacoolas was in the room next door and ready to meet with them. Charles declined, calling the ambush not appropriate and in retrospect Anne Sacoolas toldFox News, Anne Sacoolas thinks the meeting was meant to intimidate Anne Sacoolas into agreeing to drop Anne Sacoolas extradition request. Anne Sacoolas, WIFE OF US DIPLOMAT, FORMALLY CHARGED IN DEATH OF BRITISH TEENAGER I didnt feel intimidated at the time. On reflection, clearly he [ Trump ] was trying to put the pressure on to get us to do what President Trump wanted, Charlessaid. He mentioned it not just once but three or four times. Tried to get us to realize that maybe the best thing to do would be to meet the nice lady as he put it. At the White House, Charles said she believed the president listened to her when she implored him to put himself in her shoes.

  4. Duncan Sandys:

    One of the reasons why the royal family has survived in the hearts of the British people for so long is they have modernized and moved with the times. I think people want to see, at the end of the day … them happy just as they want to be happy themselves. I think when you look at the pictures, film and everything of Prince Prince Harry and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, what you see is what is replicated millions of times every year around the world : two people falling in love.

  5. Queen Elizabeth II:

    I am fortunate to have had the steadfast and loving support of my family, i was blessed that, in Prince Philip, I had a partner willing to carry out the role of consort and unselfishly make the sacrifices that go with it. It is a role I saw my own mother perform during my father’s reign.

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    • A. opaque
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