prince

Definitions

  • the Tombs of Princes Of The Gazelle-nome At Beni-hasan
    the Tombs of Princes Of The Gazelle-nome At Beni-hasan
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prince a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

CINDERELLA DANCES WITH THE PRINCE CINDERELLA DANCES WITH THE PRINCE
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert
William III., Prince of Orange——434 William III., Prince of Orange——434
Prince and Fawn Prince and Fawn
Prince Cheri Prince Cheri
King with princes King with princes
THE PRINCE OF WALES THE PRINCE OF WALES
THE PRINCE'S BUSINESS ROOM THE PRINCE'S BUSINESS ROOM

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most expensive animated movie is "Prince of Egypt", which cost $70 million to make
    • Prince 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.
    • Prince The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class or profession; one who is preëminent; as, a merchant prince; a prince of players. "The prince of learning."
    • Prince 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. "Go, Michael, of celestial armies prince .""Queen Elizabeth, a prince admirable above her sex."
    • Prince The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood.
    • v. i Prince To play the prince.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story was changed in the 1600s by a translator. It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella) lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her.
    • n prince A sovereign; a king; by extension, a royal personage of either sex.
    • n prince The title of the ruler of a principality: as, the Prince of Waldeck; the former Princes of Orange. Few such principalities now exist in Europe; they are either small in extent (as Montenegro and Monaco), or in certain relations subordinate in name or reality to a suzerain (as Bulgaria), or to a central government (as Lippe, Waldeck, and the other principalities of the German empire).
    • n prince A title of nobility in certain countries on the continent, superior to duke: as, Prince Bismarck; Prince of Condé. There are, however, many exceptions in the relative standing of particular titles, owing to the fact that many princely designations are little more than courtesy titles, or to the circumstance that some princely titles are historically and intrinsically of comparatively small im portance, while some ducal titles, on the contrary, are of the highest, sometimes even of sovereign dignity. Prince is the translation of the chief Russian title of nobility (knyaz).
    • n prince A courtesy title given to non-regnant members of royal families, and often confined to the younger sons of the sovereign: as, Prince Arthur (of Great Britain); Prince Henry (of Prussia); the eldest sons are usually called prince with a territorial title (as Prince of Wales, in Great Britain; Prince of Naples, in Italy), crown prince (Greece), prince imperial (Austria, Germany, etc.), prince royal (Denmark, Sweden, etc.), or duke with a territorial title (as Duke of Sparta, in Greece; Duke of Brabant, in Belgium).
    • n prince A courtesy title given in some relations to dukes, marquises, and earls in Great Britain. See the quotation.
    • n prince One who is preëminent in his class or profession: as, a merchant prince; a prince of good fellows.
    • n prince A title of the emperor of Austria (as Grand Prince of Transylvania).
    • prince To play the prince; put on a stately arrogance: with a complementary it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella) lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her. It was originally the right, but the translator messed up again.
    • n Prince prins one of the highest rank: a sovereign: son of a king or emperor: a title of nobility, as in Germany: the chief of any body of men
    • v.i Prince to play the prince (usually with it)
    • adv Prince in a prince-like manner
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Quotations

  • Eric Berne
    Eric Berne
    “We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.”
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
    Niccolo%20Machiavelli
    “Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius%20Erasmus
    “The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be: am an attendant lord, one that will do to swell a progress, start a scene or two, advise the prince.”
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben%20Jonson
    “They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.”
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.”

Idioms

Prince charming - A prince charming is the perfect man in a woman's life.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first, chief; primus, first + capere, to take. See Prime (a.), and Capacious

Usage

In literature:

The prince returned quietly to the palace.
"Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore" by Laure Claire Foucher
His son the Black Prince had died, cursing the falsity of Frenchmen.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
For the Prince the only course seemed to be flight to the West coast.
"The True Story Book"
But Edward died, and the Black Prince died, and his son, Richard II., was the friend of France, and married a French princess.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Prince after prince of the House of Brandenburg had acquiesced in the existing arrangement.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
For the next few weeks little was seen of the prince, who spent all his days in hunting, and trying to forget the old wife at home.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
The old King and his daughter waited anxiously for many weeks for the Prince's return, but no news of him arrived.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
See, the prince carries away a million, and if the prince disappears the million belongs to those who can find it.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Besides Ludlow Castle, Prince Richard had several other strongholds, where his wife from time to time resided.
"Richard III" by Jacob Abbott
Captain Erlito is the assumed name of Ughtred of Tyrnaus, Prince of Theos.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Louise's father-in-law, up to then known as Prince George, succeeded his brother June 19, 1902.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
He is dressed like a Prince, and he is the most charming person I have ever seen.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
But George Prince some years ago mixed in rather unethical transactions.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Think of it, my Prince!
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
Once upon a time there was a proud prince who had a daughter.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The prince was stern and harsh.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
A man had been born a prince, and a prince dazzles a woman.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
First of all, the rich man, and the son of a rich man, like the prince and the son of a prince, have only subservient friends.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
There is a strong resemblance between this young prince, and his uncle Henry, Prince of Wales, with whom we are so well acquainted.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
Peter answered the prince's messenger that if the prince wished to see him he could come to the tavern.
"The Shoemaker's Apron" by Parker Fillmore
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In poetry:

In the tents of princely Abram
She for years had found a home;
Till the stern decree of Sarah
Sent her forth the wild to roam.
"Dedication Poem" by Frances Ellen Watkins
"You should have left to the prince your son
Spurs and saddle and rein:
Your bright and morning days are done;
You ride not out again."
"The Ballad of Zacho (a Greek legend)" by James Elroy Flecker
"You are Sovereign Prince of Dessau
By the right of princely birth,
She is Sovereign Queen of Beauty,
As fair as there walks the earth.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
How sweet I roam'd from field to field,
And tasted all the summer's pride
'Til the prince of love beheld
Who in the sunny beams did glide!
"How Sweet I Roam'd" by William Blake
From crowded street, from hillside green,
From fair Canadian vales,
The prayer goes up—God bless the Queen!
God bless the Prince of Wales!
"Canada's Welcome" by Helene M Johnson
RIBERA.
But I forget it not,
Neither forgive myself. Well, it is past,
Enough! When the Prince left I sent for thee;
Thou wast still sleeping?
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

It is midday, Dec 16, 2000, but no sunlight reaches through the tangled woods of northern Virginia's Prince William Forest Park.
' Al Talks about George Lucas, Prince and Bubblegum Alley.
Prince Philip taken to hospital.
Buckingham Palace will get a colorful facelift for three nights in April thanks to Face Britain, a project from The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts.
Jonathan Keiler, who has a law degree, teaches at Bowie High School in Prince George's County.
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Danielle Staub's 'Naked Truth': call girl days, makeout sessions with Prince, Don Johnson.
Joel Prince, The Washington Post.
The most transformative part of being contestants on "The Biggest Loser" for Stacey and Adam Capers of Prince William County wasn't anything that happened on the reality-TV show.
Hundreds of millions of people all around the world watched the royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William.
'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian '.
William Moseley, left, and Ben Barnes in a scene from The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian .
Prince Po Hello Slickness, The.
Ben Alberry and Taylor Duck (right) build a cardboard structure they hope will last through the night on Prince Lawn at Coastal Carolina University on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012.
A statewide holiday and annual celebrations this weekend on Oahu and Kauai will honor the birthday of Hawaii's Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole.
Britain's Prince Philip has surgery for chest pain .
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In science:

Kaimanovich and Vincent Le Prince, Random walks with maximal entropy on free products, in preparation. [KPW01] Y.
Matrix random products with singular harmonic measure
Another way to obtain this equation is to use the notion of matter waves of Prince Louis de Broglie.
An Equation of Motion with Quantum Effect in Spacetime
We note that Prince has offered a definition of homothetic Kil ling tensors which should not be confused with the definition just given.
Tensor Generalizations of Affine Symmetry Vectors
Prince is referring to tensors constructed on the evolution space, and the homothetic factor is a Killing vector so that the homothetic nature of the tensor only appears along geodesics.
Tensor Generalizations of Affine Symmetry Vectors
Another characterization result appearing in Theorem 2.2, due to Prince, is employed in Lemma 5.4.
A 3-local characterization of Co_2
Let us note that, for the purpose of validation, we also use a second numerical integrator DOP853 (an explicit Runge-Kutta method of order 8(5,3) with stepsize control due to Dormand & Prince (Hairer et al 1993)).
Frozen Orbits at high eccentricity and inclination: Application to Mercury orbiter
In some cases, when a higher precision is demanded, we use the 7-8th order Dormand-Prince method that belongs to the family of explicit RungeKutta solvers with adaptive stepsize.
Transition from Regular to Chaotic Circulation in Magnetized Coronae near Compact Objects
In some cases, when a higher precision is demanded, we use the 7-8th order Dormand-Prince method that belongs to the family of explicit Runge-Kutta solvers with adaptive stepsize.
Transition from regular to chaotic motion in black hole magnetospheres
However, the improved accuracy comes at the expense of computational time, as the adopted Dormand-Prince scheme is more computationally demanding than the Adams-Bashforth-Moulton solver.
Transition from regular to chaotic motion in black hole magnetospheres
Fisher (2008): Multifractal Volatility: Theory, Forecasting and Princing.
Multifractal random walks with fractional Brownian motion via Malliavin calculus
Dynamic Programming, Prince­ Press, Princeton. ton University time step.
MIDAS - An Influence Diagram for Management of Mildew in Winter Wheat
Large Scale Structure of the Universe, Princ.
Scaling and fluctuations in galaxy distribution: two tests to probe large scale structures
Prince & Jenet (2000) have recently described a general method based on multidimensional FFTs to search for signals with varying frequency.
Gravity Waves from Rotating Neutron Stars and Evaluation of Fast Chirp Transform Techniques
I thank Tom Prince for many helpful discussions and suggestions.
Gravity Waves from Rotating Neutron Stars and Evaluation of Fast Chirp Transform Techniques
The study of such theories has already provided a deeper understanding of the foundations of QM [4, 5, 6, 7], but one of the great remaining challenges is to find what physical princ iple, yet still unknown despite intensive research, limits quantum non-locality.
Couplers for Non-Locality Swapping
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