- Archaic any male monarch; esp., a king
- a ruler whose rank is below that of king; head of a principality
- a nonreigning male member of a royal family
- in Great Britain, a son of the sovereign or of a son of the sovereign
- any of various noblemen in other countries
- a preeminent person in any class or group: a merchant prince
- Informal a fine, generous, helpful fellow
Origin of princeOld French ; from Classical Latin princeps, first, chief, prince ; from an unverified form primo-caps, literally , first-taken ; from primus (see prime) + capere, to take (see have)
- A male member of a royal family other than the monarch, especially a son of the monarch.
- a. A man who is a ruler of a principality.b. A hereditary male ruler; a king.
- A nobleman of varying status or rank.
- An outstanding man, especially in a particular group or class: a merchant prince.
Origin of princeMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin prīnceps; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
- (now archaic or historical) A (male) ruler, a sovereign; a king, monarch. [from 13th c.]
- 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.]
- 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.
- A common name of the mushroom Agaricus augustus.
- A type of court card used in Tarot cards, the equivalent to the Jack.
- 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".
prince - Computer Definition
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