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prince

Definition:

a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)

Class:

person noun (people)

Usage:

masculine

Related to:

princedom | princely

Plural:

princes

Type of:

aristocrat » leader » person » organism

Member of:

royalty

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Prince [masculine] | P. [acronym] | p. [acronym] | Pr. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Old French prince (12th century), from Latin princeps (genitive principis)...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

New World Dictionary:

prince | princedom [noun, related]

[archaic] any male monarch; especially, a king | a ruler whose rank is below that of king; head of a principality | a nonreigning male member of a ... (26 of 90 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/prince

Britannica Encyclopedia:

prince [European title] | princess [feminine]

a European title of rank, usually denoting a person exercising complete or almost complete sovereignty or a member of a royal family, but in some ... (25 of 934 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/476597​/prince

Collins Dictionary:

prince | Prince | Prince Rogers Nelson [in full, sense-specific] | monarch [synonym, sense-specific] | princelike [adjective, derived]

(in Britain) a son of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons | a nonreigning male member of a sovereign family | the monarch of a small ... (27 of 535 words, 8 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/prince

Wikipedia:

Prince (disambiguation)

a member of the highest aristocracy. Prince may also refer to: PRINCE or PRINCE2, a project management method | Prince Aircraft, an American manufacturer of aircraft propellers | Prince (cigarette), a brand of cigarettes | Prinz (crater), an impact... (36 of 488 words, 49 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Prince (disambiguation)

Wiktionary:

prince | princes [plural] | Agaricus augustus [synonym, sense-specific] | ruler [types, sense-specific]

[now archaic or historical] A (male) ruler, a sovereign; a king, monarch. | Someone who is preeminent in their field; a great person. | The (male) ruler or head of a principality. | A male member of a royal family other than the ruler; especially (in... (43 of 208 words, 7 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/prince

Merriam-Webster:

prince | monarch [synonym, sense-specific] | king [synonym, sense-specific] | baron [synonym, sense-specific] | captain [synonym, sense-specific] | czar [synonym, sense-specific] | lion [synonym, sense-specific] | lord [synonym, sense-specific] | mogul [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"monarch", "king" ; the ruler of a principality or state | a male member of a royal family ; especially, a son of the sovereign | a nobleman of ... (27 of 194 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/prince

Oxford Dictionary:

prince | prince of/among | prince of the blood | principe [Italy] | principi [Italy, plural] | princedom [derived] | princelike [derived]

the son of a monarch. | a close male relative of a monarch, especially a grandson. | a male monarch of a small state, actually, nominally, or ... (25 of 148 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/prince

Random House Dictionary:

prince | Prince | The Prince | Prince, Harold [sense-specific] | Prince, Harold S. [sense-specific] | Harold Prince [sense-specific] | Harold S. Prince [sense-specific]

a nonreigning male member of a royal family. | [history] a sovereign or monarch; king. | [British] a son or grandson (if the child of a son) of a king ... (28 of 148 words, 11 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/prince

American Heritage Dictionary:

prince | Prince | Harold Smith Prince | princeship [noun, related]

A male member of a royal family other than the monarch, especially a son of the monarch. | A man who is a ruler of a principality. | A hereditary male ... (29 of 103 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/prince

Macmillan British Dictionary:

prince [countable] | princes [plural]

a male member of a royal family who is not the king, especially one whose ... | the best man of a group of men doing the same thing (28 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/prince

Cambridge Dictionary:

prince | prince among/of something | prince among something | prince of something

an important male member of a royal family, especially a son or grandson of the king or queen | a male ruler of a country, usually a small country | ... (28 of 66 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/prince

Columbia Encyclopedia:

patrician

member of the privileged class of ancient Rome. Two distinct classes appear to have come into being at the beginning of the republic. Only the ... (25 of 120 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0837871​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

prince | princes [plural]

a man or boy in a royal family, especially a son of a reigning king or queen | a man who rules a principality | a nobleman in some European countries, ... (29 of 177 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736921​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

prince

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Old French prince (12th century), from Latin princeps (genitive principis) "first, chief, prince", literally "that takes first" ... (20 of 60 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=prince

New World Dictionary:

prince

Origin: Old French from Latin princeps, first, chief, prince from *primo-caps, literally, first-taken from primus (see "prime") + capere, to take (see "have")

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/prince

Merriam-Webster:

prince

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin princip-, princeps leader, initiator, from primus first + capere to take

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/prince

Oxford Dictionary:

prince | prince of/among

Origin: Middle English: via Old French from Latin princeps, princip- "first, chief, sovereign", from primus "first" + capere "take"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/prince

Wiktionary:

prince | princes [plural]

Origin: Anglo-Norman, Old French prince, from Latin princeps ("first head"), from primus ("first") + capere ("seize, take").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/prince

American Heritage Dictionary:

prince

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin prīnceps; see per [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/prince

Collins Dictionary:

prince | Prince

First use: 13th century

Origin: via Old French from Latin princeps first man, ruler, chief

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/prince

Encarta Dictionary:

prince | princes [plural]

First use: 12th century

Origin: French from Latin princeps "somebody who takes first place"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736921​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

prince | princes [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "prince"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/prince

Collins Dictionary:

prince | Prince

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "prince"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/prince

Macmillan British Dictionary:

prince [countable] | princes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "prince"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/prince

Macmillan American Dictionary:

prince [countable] | princes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "prince"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/prince

Cambridge Dictionary:

prince

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "prince"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "prince"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/prince

the Free Dictionary:

Prince

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Prince"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Prince"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Prince" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

prince | princes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "prince"

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Prince

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

prince

Audio: North American pronunciation of "prince"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=prince​01 word=prince

YourDictionary Audio:

prince

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "prince" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

prince

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