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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)

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.

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."