Definition of prince noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prɪns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪns//
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  1. 1  a male member of a royal family who is not king, especially the son or grandson of the king or queen the royal princes the Prince of Wales
  2. 2  the male ruler of a small country or state that has a royal family; a male member of this family, especially the son or grandson of the ruler Prince Albert of Monaco
  3. 3(in some European countries) a nobleman
  4. 4prince of/among something (literary) a man who is thought to be one of the best in a particular field the prince of comedy
  5. Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin princeps, princip- ‘first, chief, sovereign’, from primus ‘first’ + capere ‘take’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prince