prince: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (prins), [key]
— n.
  1. a nonreigning male member of a royal family.
  2. a sovereign or monarch; king.
  3. (in Great Britain) a son or grandson (if the child of a son) of a king or queen.
  4. the English equivalent of any of various titles of nobility in other countries.
  5. a holder of such a title.
  6. the ruler of a small state, as one actually or nominally subordinate to a suzerain: Monaco is ruled by a prince.
  7. a person or thing that is chief or preeminent in any class, group, etc.: a merchant prince.
  8. a person possessing admirably fine and genial characteristics: He is a prince of a man.


Pronunciation: (prins), [key]
— n.
  1. born 1928, U.S. stage director and producer.
  2. a male given name.

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Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a treatise on statecraft (1513) by Niccolò Machiavelli.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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