princely

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
    • adj princely having the rank of or befitting a prince "a princely bearing","princely manner"
    • adj princely rich and superior in quality "a princely sum","gilded dining rooms"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

CINDERELLA DANCES WITH THE PRINCE CINDERELLA DANCES WITH THE PRINCE
CINDERELLA MARRIED TO THE PRINCE CINDERELLA MARRIED TO 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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most expensive animated movie is "Prince of Egypt", which cost $70 million to make
    • adv Princely In a princely manner. "My appetite was not princely got."
    • Princely Of or relating to a prince; regal; royal; of highest rank or authority; as, princely birth, character, fortune, etc.
    • Princely Suitable for, or becoming to, a prince; grand; august; munificent; magnificent; as, princely virtues; a princely fortune. "Most princely gifts."
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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  • Interesting fact: Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur.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.
    • princely Pertaining or belonging to a prince; having the rank of a prince; regal.
    • princely Resembling a prince; princelike; having the appearance or manner of one high-born; stately; magnanimous; noble.
    • princely Befitting a prince; munificent; magnificent; regal: as, a princely gift; a princely banquet; a princely fortune.
    • princely Synonyms August, imperial.
    • princely Bounteous.
    • princely In a princelike manner; royally.
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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.
    • adj Princely prince-like: becoming a prince: grand: august: regal
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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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. princepsprimus, first, capĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

During six hundred years there had been from time to time a Prince of Wales.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
During 1761 Prince Henry made no progress in Saxony.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The King's choice fell on Prince Becafigue; he was a young Prince who spoke eloquently, and he possessed five millions of money.
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
The prince followed, but could not overtake her.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
There were many princes among her suitors, but her choice fell upon Prince Dobrotek.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
Then the Prince went back with the lad to the palace, and was introduced to the King and the Princess and all the court.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
They could wish for no more renowned prince than their own Prince Siegfried.
"Stories of Siegfried" by Mary MacGregor
This Prince, whose name was Mundian Oppu, also often took part in these visits to the castle on the promontory.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
I have advices direct from the Prince.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Rash words were uttered about the broken faith of princes.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
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In poetry:

And she saw the prince kneelin at her bed,
And afore the mune was new,
Careless and cauld she was wooed and wed—
But a winsome wife she grew.
"The Mermaid" by George MacDonald
Prince Henry was a God-fearing man-
And to deny it few people can-
And very kind to his children dear,
And for the loss of him they will drop a tear.
"The Funeral of the Late Prince Henry of Battenberg" by William Topaz McGonagall
To the Prince Calboli at Florence. I
Will see to all the rest. But let her know
Her father is set free; assuredly,
Ere you can say it is, it will be so.
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
O, Prince of Life, Thy Life hath tuned
All life to sweeter, loftier grace!
Life's common rounds have wider bounds
Since Thou hast trod life's common ways.
"The Prince Of Life" by John Oxenham
Prince, I warn you, under the rose,
Time is the thief you cannot banish.
These are my daughters, I suppose.
But where in the world did the children vanish?
"Sunday Poetry: Ballade of Lost Objects" by Phyllis McGinley
Prince, all this week thou need'st not pray,
Nor yet this year the thing to know.
One burden answers, ever and aye,
"Nay, but where is the last year's snow?"
"Ballade Of Dead Ladies" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Richard Hamm/Staff Pictured here is the exterior of Sips Espresso Cafe located off of Prince Avenue in Athens, Ga.
A British-born blonde is telling the story of her time alone with the prince at the wild VIP-suite soiree that led to nude photos of.
Boley returns, Prince sits, Cruz soars.
A photo taken by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, during her and Prince William's private walk through part of the jungle near the Danum Valley research station in Borneo .
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are photographed on a canopy walkway, during their visit to Sabah, Borneo .
Catherine and Prince William on September 14, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In the wake of Kate Middleton's topless photo scandal, she and husband Prince William blew off a little steam Saturday -- by climbing a 130-foot tree.
After days of seeming to promote its upcoming publication of photos of Kate Middleton without her bikini bottom, the Danish magazine Se Og Hør has announced it won't be printing any new shots of Prince William 's wife sunbathing.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have tried to appear above the fray on a visit to the Solomon Islands this week while their lawyers were busy back home.
Roy Bourgeois in princely company on women priests.
Catherine Middleton and HRH Prince William pictured arriving at the Royal Albert Hall on May 11, 2012.
Prince Friso and Princess Mabel, photographed in May 2011 at Princess Maxima's birthday celebration.
The Beatles rehearse for that night's Royal Variety Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1963.
Prince George's council votes to limit new homes in Brandywine area.
Prince of Petworth is floating a rumor that Old Dominion Brewing Company is looking to open a brewhouse location in the newly opened Union Market.
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In science:

Binney J. & Merri field M 1998, in “Galactic astronomy”, Princ University press, pag. 171.
Using globular clusters to test gravity in the weak acceleration regime: NGC 7099
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
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