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- enPR: prĭns, IPA(key): /pɹɪns/
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- Rhymes: -ɪns
- Homophone: prints (/pɹɪnts/) (in some accents)
prince (plural princes)
- (now archaic or historical) A (male) ruler, a sovereign; a king, monarch. [from 13th c.]
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 42, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes […], book I, London: […] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], →OCLC:
- Truely, to see our Princes all alone, sitting at their meat, beleagred round with so many talkers, whisperers, and gazing beholders, unknowne what they are or whence they come, I have often rather pittied than envied them.
- 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin, published 2010, page 600:
- By his last years Erasmus realized that princes like Henry VIII and François I had deceived him in their elaborate negotiations for universal peace, but his belief in the potential of princely power for good remained undimmed.
- 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate, published 2010, page 411:
- If Henry does not fully trust him, is it surprising? A prince is alone: in his council chamber, in his bedchamber, and finally in Hell's antechamber, stripped – as Harry Percy said – for Judgment.
- (obsolete) A female monarch.
- Someone who is preeminent in their field; a great person. [from 13th c.]
- He is a prince among men.
- The (male) ruler or head of a principality. [from 14th c.]
- 2011 June 26, Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian:
- He is the prince who never grew up – a one-time playboy and son of the Hollywood star Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco.
- A male member of a royal family other than the ruler; especially (in the United Kingdom) the son or grandson of the monarch. [from 14th c.]
- A non-royal high title of nobility, especially in France and the Holy Roman Empire.
- Prince Louis de Broglie won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Physics.
- 2011 October 16, Katharine Whitehorn, The Guardian:
- Conspiracy theories are always enticing: one I was involved with in the 50s was about Mayerling, the 19th-century Austrian scandal involving a prince’s lover who died in dodgy circumstances in a hunting lodge.
- The mushroom Agaricus augustus.
- A type of court card used in tarot cards, the equivalent of the jack.
- Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Rohana.
- The female equivalent is princess.
- A prince is usually addressed as "Your Highness". A son of a king is "His Royal Highness"; a son of an emperor is "His Imperial Highness". A sovereign prince may have a style such as "His Serene Highness".
- black prince
- crown prince
- grand prince
- happy as a prince
- merchant prince
- Nigerian prince
- Nigerian prince scam
- pearly prince
- prince bishop
- prince charming
- prince consort
- Prince Edward County
- Prince Frederick
- Prince George
- Prince George County
- Prince George's County
- prince regent
- Princes End
- Princes Risborough
- Prince William County
- water prince
male ruler or head of a principality
son or male-line grandson of a reigning monarch
(figuratively) great person
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- Agaricus augustus on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Agaricus sect. Arvenses on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
- Agaricus augustus on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- “prince”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “prince”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
prince m (plural princes)
- → English: prince, princess
- → Dutch: prins, prinses
- → Danish: prins, prinsesse
- → Swedish: prins, prinsessa
- → German: Prinz, Prinzessin
- → Irish: prionsa
- → Luxembourgish: Prënz
- → Ottoman Turkish: پرَنْس (prens)
- Turkish: prens
- → Persian: پرَنس (perans)
- → Romanian: prinț, prințesă
- → Latvian: princis, princese
- “prince”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
prince m (plural princes)
- French: prince