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prince

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noun \ˈprin(t)s\

Simple Definition of prince

  • : a male member of a royal family; especially : the son or grandson of a king or queen

  • : a male ruler or monarch in some countries

  • : a man who is the best in his class, profession, etc.

Full Definition of prince

  1. 1 a :  monarch, king b :  the ruler of a principality or state

  2. 2 :  a male member of a royal family; especially :  a son of the sovereign

  3. 3 :  a nobleman of varying rank and status

  4. 4 :  one likened to a prince; especially :  a man of high rank or of high standing in his class or profession

prince·ship play \ˈprin(t)s-ˌship\ noun

Examples of prince

  1. <a neighborhood in which the city's merchant princes built palaces that shamelessly celebrated their wealth>



Origin of prince

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin princip-, princeps leader, initiator, from primus first + capere to take — more at heave


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with prince


PRINCE Defined for Kids

prince

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noun \ˈprins\

Definition of prince

  1. 1 :  monarch 1

  2. 2 :  the son of a monarch

  3. 3 :  a nobleman of very high or the highest rank





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