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ˈprɪns liprince·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuousadjective

    rich and superior in quality

    "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"

  2. princelyadjective

    having the rank of or befitting a prince

    "a princely bearing"; "princely manner"


  1. princelyadverb

    In the manner of a royal prince's conduct.

    My appetite was not princely got. uE000181344uE001 Shakespeare.

  2. princelyadjective

    Relating to a prince.

  3. princelyadjective

    Befitting to a prince.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Princelyadjective

    Etymology: from prince.

    In war, was never lion rag’d more fierce,
    In peace, was never gentle lamb more mild,
    Than was that young and princely gentleman. William Shakespeare.

    Meaning only to do honour to their princely birth, they flew among them all. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Be opposite all planets of good luck
    To my proceeding; if with pure heart’s love,
    I tender not thy beauteous princely daughter. William Shakespeare.

    The princely hierarch left his pow’rs to seize
    Possession of the garden. John Milton.

    I expressed her commands
    To mighty lords and princely dames. Edmund Waller.

    So fled the dame, and o’er the ocean bore
    Her princely burthen to the Gallick shore. Edmund Waller.

    I, that but now refus’d most princely gifts,
    Am bound to beg of my lord general. William Shakespeare.

    Princely counsel in his face yet shone. John Milton.

    Born to command, your princely virtues slept
    Like humble David’s, while the flock he kept. Edmund Waller.

  2. Princelyadverb

    In a princelike manner.

    Etymology: from prince.


  1. princely

    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".


  1. princely

    Princely generally refers to something that displays characteristics associated with a prince, such as nobility, elegance, grandeur, or generosity. It can also mean suitable for or resembling a prince, or in some contexts, relating to the absolutely high or the greatest degree of something, often used to emphasize abundance or richness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Princelyadjective

    of or relating to a prince; regal; royal; of highest rank or authority; as, princely birth, character, fortune, etc

  2. Princelyadjective

    suitable for, or becoming to, a prince; grand; august; munificent; magnificent; as, princely virtues; a princely fortune

  3. Princelyadverb

    in a princely manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of princely in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of princely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of princely in a Sentence

  1. Lavater:

    The manner of giving shows the character of the giver more than the gift itself. There is a princely manner of giving and accepting.

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