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Definition of "prince" []

  • A male member of a royal family other than the monarch, especially a son of the monarch. (noun)
  • A man who is a ruler of a principality. (noun)
  • A hereditary male ruler; a king. (noun)
  • A nobleman of varying status or rank. (noun)
  • An outstanding man, especially in a particular group or class: a merchant prince. (noun)
  • (in Britain) a son of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A nonreigning male member of a sovereign family (noun)
  • The monarch of a small territory, such as Monaco, usually called a principality, that was at some time subordinate to an emperor or king (noun)
  • Any sovereign; monarch (noun)
  • A nobleman in various countries, such as Italy and Germany (noun)
  • An outstanding member of a specified group (noun)
  • A generous and charming man (noun)

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Use "prince" in a sentence
  • "If anything, this passage truly stresses that a prince cannot always be good, “a prince… cannot possibly exercise all those virtues for which men are called ‘good’ (49.)”"
  • "Besides, the prince proved himself to be a _good prince_, and publicly acknowledged Palmer, showing himself in his box, taking charge of his entertainments, and occupying himself with his racing-stable."
  • "The term prince of this world was a reference to the “principles” that influenced the Jewish religious world of thought at that time."