Definitions of prince

  1. a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To play the prince. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A ruler or sovereign; the son of a king or emperor; a member of a royal family. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. One of highest rank: a sovereign: son of a king or emperor: the chief of any body of men:-fem. PRINCESS, prinses. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A sovereign; son of a king. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Princess. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A male monarch; the son of a monarch; a man of exalted rank or power. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A sovereign; a ruler; a chief; a king's son; the chief of any body of men. Prince of Wales, the eldest son of the English sovereign. Prince royal, a kings eldest son. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A sovereign of a state or territory; a title inferior to that of a king; the son of a king or emperor; a chief. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. In a general sense, a sovereign ; the ruler of a nation or state. More particularly, the son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as princes of the blood. The chief of auy body of men. Webster. thelawdictionary.org
  15. the title generally applied to the chief men of the state. The "princes of the provinces" ( 1 Kings 20:14 ) were the governors or lord-lieutenants of the provinces. So also the "princes" mentioned in Dan 6:1,3,4,6,7were the officers who administered the affairs of the provinces; the "satraps" (as rendered in RSV). These are also called "lieutenants" ( Esther 3:12 ; 8:9 ; RSV, "satraps"). The promised Saviour is called by ( Daniel 9:25 ) "Messiah the Prince" (Heb. nagid); compare Acts 3:15 ; 5:31 . The angel Micheal is called ( Daniel 12:1 ) a "prince" (Heb. sar, whence "Sarah," the "princes"). biblestudytools.com
  16. 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'-IMP[=E]'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. princeps--primus, first, cap[)e]re, to take.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. (Now rhet.) sovereign ruler; P. of Peace, Christ; p. of darkness, the air, the world, &c., Satan; ruler of small State, actually or nominally feudatory to king or emperor; male member of royal family, esp. (in Great Britain) son or grandson of king or queen (also p. of the blood); P. of Wales, heir apparent to British throne; P. Consort, husband of reigning female sovereign being himself a p.; (as English rendering of foreign titles) noble usu. ranking next below duke; (as courtesy title in some connexions) duke, marquis, earl; (title of cardinal) p. of the (Holy Roman) Church; (fig.) chief, greatest, (of novelists, liars, &c.); p.-bishop, bishop who is also a p.; P. Regent, p. who acts as regent, e.g. George (afterwards IV); p. royal, eldest son of reigning monarch; P. Rupert\'s drops, pear-shaped lumps of glass bursting to pieces when thin ends are broken off; p.\'s feather, kinds of plant, esp. tall plant with feathery spikes of small red flowers; p.\'s metal, alloy of copper& zinc. Hence princedom, princekin, princelet, princeling, princeship, nn., princelike a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin] A person possessing highest place and authority ; a sovereign; a monarch;-the son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family ;-a person of rank next to the sovereign; - in general, a chief or ruler ; - the leading spirit of any body. Cabinet Dictionary

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