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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
prince
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Crown Prince
Prince Charming
▪ She is still waiting to find her Prince Charming.
prince consort
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
great
▪ Pitted against it were the great princes, some with ambition to achieve political and legal independence of the crown.
▪ We used to be good enemies, that great prince and I, but somehow the enmity's grown cool of late.
handsome
▪ In several fables the kelpie appears as a handsome young prince, who lures maidens to a watery fate worse than death.
▪ And then there was a brilliant light and the Beast turned into a handsome prince.
▪ She loved the handsome prince who was soon to be crowned, and he loved her - or so she believed.
▪ One hundred years later, a handsome and brave prince rode to the castle.
▪ For tonight at least, she was Anne Mowbray, sister-in-law to the handsome prince who was soon to be crowned.
▪ And if I had turned into a handsome prince Gillian would probably have shown me - him - the door.
other
▪ On the other hand, princes felt free to vent their own anger in ways which they now blocked to others.
▪ Many of the other princes saw him as easily manipulable towards their faction's ends.
▪ But the caution of other princes may not have blinded their followers to the possible propaganda value of the Laudes.
young
▪ The young princes had already been warned that an announcement concerning their parents was being made.
▪ Unfortunately, the young prince was fatally wounded while hunting in 1031.
▪ The young prince will feel emotionally bruised that his parents' marriage is over.
▪ She fell in love with a beautiful young prince named Acis, whom Polyphemus, furiously jealous, killed.
▪ In several fables the kelpie appears as a handsome young prince, who lures maidens to a watery fate worse than death.
▪ He was a discreet consultant to King Hassan, whom he had first met when Hassan was a young prince.
▪ The young prince had been waiting at Croydon Airport to greet his family when the news was broken to him.
▪ The young prince had showered and changed since she had last seen him.
■ NOUN
crown
▪ The crown prince countered by arranging full media coverage of a big National Guard training maneuver.
▪ Conley is clearly the crown prince with 11 hostelries in the city with 774 rooms.
▪ But the crown prince is 71 himself, and, having only half-brothers within the royal family, may have difficulty ruling.
■ VERB
marry
▪ But the prince was kind, and Rapunzel decided she wanted to marry him.
▪ The king announced that whoever fit into the slipper would get to marry the prince.
turn
▪ And if I had turned into a handsome prince Gillian would probably have shown me - him - the door.
▪ And then there was a brilliant light and the Beast turned into a handsome prince.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Robbins was a prince among story-tellers.
▪ the prince of the junk bond salesmen
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Medals, seals, manuscripts reliefs and sculptures document the competition of princes and nobles with the Salien rulers.
▪ Ralston was considered for a job that challenges many skills and requires the best we find of the warrior / prince genre.
▪ The prince has suggested two possible constitutional mechanisms to achieve this end.
▪ There were few things more calculated to endear a prince to his subjects than a display of stern retribution on unjust officials.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Prince

Prince \Prince\, v. i. To play the prince. [R.]
--Shak.

Prince

Prince \Prince\, n. [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and Capacious.]

  1. The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female.
    --Wyclif (Rev. i. 5).

    Go, Michael, of celestial armies prince.
    --Milton.

    Queen Elizabeth, a prince admirable above her sex.
    --Camden.

  2. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood.
    --Shak.

  3. A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in different countries. In England it belongs to dukes, marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is always one of the royal family.

  4. The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class or profession; one who is pre["e]minent; as, a merchant prince; a prince of players. ``The prince of learning.''
    --Peacham.

    Prince-Albert coat, a long double-breasted frock coat for men.

    Prince of the blood, Prince consort, Prince of darkness. See under Blood, Consort, and Darkness.

    Prince of Wales, the oldest son of the English sovereign.

    Prince's feather (Bot.), a name given to two annual herbs ( Amarantus caudatus and Polygonum orientale), with apetalous reddish flowers arranged in long recurved panicled spikes.

    Prince's metal, Prince Rupert's metal. See under Metal.

    Prince's pine. (Bot.) See Pipsissewa.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
prince

c.1200, "ruler of a principality" (mid-12c. as a surname), from Old French prince "prince, noble lord" (12c.), from Latin princeps (genitive principis) "first man, chief leader; ruler, sovereign," noun use of adjective meaning "that takes first," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + root of capere "to take" (see capable). German cognate fürst, from Old High German furist "first," is apparently an imitation of the Latin formation. Colloquial meaning "admirable or generous person" is from 1911, American English. Prince Regent was the title of George, Prince of Wales (later George VI) during the mental incapacity of George III (1811-1820).

Wiktionary
prince

n. 1 (context now archaic or historical English) A (male) ruler, a sovereign; a king, monarch. (from 13th c.) 2 (context obsolete English) A female monarch. 3 Someone who is preeminent in their field; a great person. (from 13th c.) 4 The (male) ruler or head of a principality. (from 14th c.) 5 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.) 6 A non-royal high title of nobility, especially in France and the Holy Roman Empire. 7 A common name of the mushroom ''Agaricus augustus''. 8 A type of court card used in Tarot cards, the equivalent to the Jack.

WordNet
prince

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

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Wikipedia
Princé

Princé is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Prince (disambiguation)

A prince is a member of royalty or of the high aristocracy.

Prince may also refer to:

Prince (musician)

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists—"the most influential artists of the rock & roll era".

Prince was born in Minneapolis and developed an interest in music as a young child. He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18, and released his debut album For You in 1978. His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records— Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince's prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music. In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as the Revolution and released Purple Rain, which served as the soundtrack to his eponymous 1984 film debut and was met with widespread acclaim. After releasing the albums Around the World in a Day (1985) and Parade (1986), The Revolution disbanded, and Prince released the double album Sign o' the Times (1987) as a solo artist. He released three more solo albums before debuting the New Power Generation band in 1991.

In 1993, while in a contractual dispute with Warner Bros., he changed his stage name to , an unpronounceable symbol also known as the "Love Symbol", and began releasing new albums at a faster pace to remove himself from contractual obligations. He released five records between 1994 and 1996 before signing with Arista Records in 1998. In 2000, he began referring to himself as "Prince" again. He released 16 albums after that, including The Rainbow Children (2001). His final album, Hit n Run Phase Two, was first released on the Tidal streaming service on December 12, 2015. Prince died from a fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57.

Prince (cigarette)

Prince is a cigarette brand owned by House of Prince A/S which is owned by British American Tobacco.

Introduced 1957 by Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker in Denmark and today have approximately a 34% market share in Denmark. In Norway, Prince enjoys a market share of around 42%.

Introduced 1961 in Sweden, 1967 in Norway, 1972 in the Northern part of West Germany and from 1986 all over Germany. Available in over 40 countries today.

Comes in both hardbox and softcup.

Prince (electoral district)

Prince was a federal electoral district in Prince Edward Island, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 1968.

This riding was created in 1903 from parts of East Prince and West Prince ridings.

It was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed into Egmont and Malpeque ridings.

It consisted of the County of Prince.

Prince (album)

Prince is the eponymous second studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on October 19, 1979 by Warner Bros. Records.

Prince (Prince of Persia)

The Prince is the name given to a group of fictional characters who act as the main protagonists of the Prince of Persia franchise, developed and published by Ubisoft. There have been several distinct Prince characters, all sharing general traits. The most prominent version was first featured in the 2003 game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, who has featured in a large number of games set within the first game's continuity. In the 2008 reboot, the Prince is not from a royal family, but was planned to earn his title during the course of his journey. In the film adaptation of The Sands of Time, the prince is called Dastan.

The Prince was originally created by Jordan Mechner for the original 1989 game. His main concepts for the character were taken from Middle Eastern fiction such as One Thousand and One Nights, while his athleticism taking inspiration from the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The character's movements were created by Mechner by capturing footage of his brother and transferring them into the game using rotoscoping. For The Sands of Time, the Prince was redesigned and rewritten, and over the course of its sequels, was developed in various ways. The 2008 series reboot redesigned him around a concept of a prince in making. The character Dastan was played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who willingly accepted the challenge of playing the Prince.

While public and critical opinion of individual Princes has varied, the character in general has been positively received. The original Prince has been seen as a breakthrough in gameplay design, while his appearances in The Sands of Time have varied, with particular criticism being laid against his dark portrayal in Warrior Within. The reboot Prince's portrayal has also divided public opinion, while Gyllenhaal's portrayal of the Prince has drawn mixed opinions from critics.

Prince (surname)

Prince is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Prince (1969 film)

Prince is a 1969 Hindi movie produced by F. C. Mehra and directed by Lekh Tandon. The film stars Shammi Kapoor with Vyjayanthimala in the lead while Rajendranath, Ajit, Helen, Leela Chitnis and Asit Sen forms an ensemble cast. The film's music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan with lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Faruk Qaiser. Prince is about a drama set in the times of resurgent India when the nation threw off the British Yoke, but some states still languished under the Princely yoke. It is the story of a Prince who brought about his own downfall so that he may rise as a human being.

Prince (2010 film)

Prince is a 2010 Indian action thriller film directed by Kookie V Gulati, produced by Kumar S Taurani and Ramesh S Taurani, and starring Vivek Oberoi and Aruna Shields in the lead roles. The dialogues were written by Mayur Puri. The songs were composed by Sachin Gupta, with the lyrics penned by Sameer. The background score was composed by Sandeep Shirodkar. The film released on 9 April 2010 in Hindi, along with its dubbed versions in Tamil and Telugu. The film met mixed responses from critics and audiences, with most critics praising Vivek Oberoi's performance, but the film was unable to do well and was declared a Flop by the Box Office.

Prince (song)

"Prince" is a song by Versailles released on September 13, 2008 as a free download on their website as "a gift to their fans for supporting them for so long". On the same day, this song was featured on the sampler The Art of Propaganda, alongside Chariots' song "Shred". It was also added as a bonus track to the October 22 reissue of their first album Noble. The song is also featured on their next single, " Prince & Princess", albeit with a new introduction.

Prince (2011 film)

Prince is a 2011 Kannada film in the action and romance genre starring Darshan Tugudeep, Nikita Thukral and Jennifer Kotwal in the lead roles. The film has been directed and written by Om Prakash Rao and produced by Sandesh Nagaraj under Sandesh Combines. This film is a remake of Telugu film SHOCK starring Ravi Teja And Jyothika The music of the film was composed by V. Harikrishna. The movie is based on the 2006 Telugu movie Shock (2006 film).

Prince (constituency)

Prince is one of the 22 constituencies in the Kowloon City District in Hong Kong.

The constituency returns one district councillor to the Kowloon City District Council, with an election every four years. The seat has been currently held by Wong Yee-him of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong.

Prince constituency is loosely based on eastern part of the area around Prince Edward Road West and Boundary Street with an estimated population of 16,675.

PRince (cartoon character)

PRince is a cartoon character, created by Indian cartoonist Triambak Sharma and published in the monthly ezine PR-e-Sense published by Prime Point Foundation.

Prince (software)

Prince (formerly Prince XML) is a proprietary software program that converts XML and HTML documents into PDF files by applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). As technology, in electronic publishing and dynamic data-driven PDF generation, it enables the replacing of XSL-FO frameworks by CSS3 ones.

It is developed by YesLogic, a small company based in Melbourne, Australia. Marketed as a professional "XML+CSS3 to PDF" solution, it received positive reviews and was considered a unique product in the 2000s.

Prince (painting)

Prince is a 1984 painting by American artist Andy Warhol. It is one of a series of silkscreen portraits of celebrities and prominent figures created by Warhol throughout his career.

Prince (given name)

Prince, as a given name, may refer to:

  • Prince Amukamara (born 1989), National Football League cornerback
  • Prince Daye (born 1978), Liberian former footballer
  • Prince Eke, actor
  • Prince Fielder (born 1984), Major League Baseball player
  • Prince Hall (1735–1807), African-American abolitionist
  • Prince Ihekwoaba (born 1989), Nigerian footballer
  • Prince Johnson (born 1952), Liberian politician
  • Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa (born 1988), Zimbabwean musician
  • Prince Rogers Nelson (1958–2016), better known simply as Prince, American singer/songwriter, musician and actor
  • Prince Romerson (c. 1840–1872), a Native Hawaiian soldier
  • Prince Polley (born 1969), Ghanaian retired footballer
  • Prince Tagoe (born 1986), Ghanaian footballer
Prince (New Girl)

"Prince" is the fourteenth episode of the third season of the American sitcom New Girl, and the sixty-third overall. It was written by David Feeney and Rob Rosell, and directed by Fred Goss. It was broadcast on February 2, 2014 on the Fox network in the United States. In the episode, best friends Jess ( Zooey Deschanel) and Cece ( Hannah Simone) are invited to a party held at Prince's house. When Jess's boyfriend Nick ( Jake Johnson) tells her he loves her, she give him an unexpected response, which results in Nick and his roommates crashing Prince's party, so Nick can talk to Jess. At the party, Prince gives Jess a makeover and helps her to tell Nick she loves him back.

New Girl originally aired immediately following the broadcast of Super Bowl XLVIII. Writers and producers sought to attract newcomers to the show, as well as creating a special episode for regular viewers. Around the same time, Prince enquired about making a guest appearance on the show and it was decided that the post-Super Bowl episode would be written around him. During production, Prince made contributions to the script and debuted a new song, featuring vocals from Deschanel, during the episode. "Prince" was filmed in December 2013 and became one of the most expensive episodes of New Girl to be shot. It also featured guest appearances from baseball player Clayton Kershaw and models Alessandra Ambrosio, Ana Beatriz Barros and Lais Ribeiro.

"Prince" was seen by 26.30 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research, making it the most watched episode of New Girl so far. It became the highest rated scripted entertainment telecast on television in three years, since the post-Super Bowl episode of Glee. "Prince" received a mixed response from critics, many of whom enjoyed Prince's performance, but most thought the plot was not as strong as previous episodes, with one calling it "a little tedious". Following Prince's death on April 21, 2016, Fox reran the episode on April 26 in tribute.

Usage examples of "prince".

To accomplish that salutary end, Recared convened an assembly of the Arian clergy and nobles, declared himself a Catholic, and exhorted them to imitate the example of their prince.

In the full confidence that the approaching death of Constantius would leave him sole master of the Roman world, we are assured that he had arranged in his mind a long succession of future princes, and that he meditated his own retreat from public life, after he should have accomplished a glorious reign of about twenty years.

The fame of Gratian, before he had accomplished the twentieth year of his age, was equal to that of the most celebrated princes.

Now I know that it must have been because she had learned that John Carter, Prince of Helium, was approaching to demand an accounting of her for the imprisonment of his Princess.

She always received them politely, gave them her advice, and bade them do their best to please the prince.

His table, his friends, his pleasures, his horses, his advice, and his purse, all these were at my service, and he offered them with the frankness of the soldier and the geniality of the prince.

The princess approved of this advice, and a few days later she called for Emilie and Armelline, and brought them to her palace, where I awaited them with the cardinal, the prince, and the Duchess of Fiano.

Dost thou not love me enough to make me secure with the prince, and so, secure in mine advisership to the king?

But the peculiar infelicity of the Byzantine princes exposed them to domestic perils, without affording any lively promise of foreign conquest.

Then an affray at Riverton that made a mockery of my oath as a crown prince.

Its gold was tinged with cobalt among the knights of the Crown Prince, while those who surrounded the High King glinted with a tint of alizarin, as though sunset flowed in fluid lines of flame over their war-harness.

Krinata Zavaronne, do accept custody of Prince Jindigar whatever, on behalf of the Allegiancy and all those loyal to it.

Swedish majesty, by the advice of the senate, thought proper to refuse complying with this request, alleging, that as the crown of Sweden was one of the principal guarantees of the treaty of Westphalia, it would be highly improper to take such a step in favour of a prince who had not only broke the laws and constitution of the empire, in refusing to furnish his contingent, but had even assisted, with his troops, a power known to be its declared enemy.

Licinius, he was flattered with the hope that the legions of Illyricum, allured by his presents and promises, would desert the standard of that prince, and unanimously declare themselves his soldiers and subjects.

After a signal victory over the Franks and Alemanni, several of their princes were exposed by his order to the wild beasts in the amphitheatre of Treves, and the people seem to have enjoyed the spectacle, without discovering, in such a treatment of royal captives, anything that was repugnant to the laws of nations or of humanity.