• WordNet 3.6
    • n princess a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Princess and Avenant Princess and Avenant
Princess Princess
Detail of the Princess Dresser Detail of the Princess Dresser
Rubezahl carries the basket to the princess Rubezahl carries the basket to the princess
The princess watches the bird carrying the camels The princess watches the bird carrying the camels

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana
    • Princess A female prince; a woman having sovereign power, or the rank of a prince. "So excellent a princess as the present queen."
    • Princess The consort of a prince; as, the princess of Wales.
    • Princess The daughter of a sovereign; a female member of a royal family.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Princess Anne from the British royal family competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics
    • n princess A female sovereign; a woman of princely rank.
    • n princess The daughter of a sovereign: a female member of a royal family: in this sense a title of courtesy. Compare prince, 4.
    • n princess A size of roofing-slate 24 inches long by 14 inches wide. Compare duchess, 2.
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  • Sigmund Freud
    “Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
    “Call me Diana, not Princess Diana.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
    “Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.”
  • Jennie Jerome Churchill
    Jennie Jerome Churchill
    “You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. princesse,. See Prince, and cf. Princesse


In literature:

A princess was not at all what she wanted.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
So that was how Sunny the Princess went out into the world, without knowing that she was a Princess.
"All the Way to Fairyland" by Evelyn Sharp
Forty-eight hours later I had crossed the Russian frontier, and my life was in the hands of the Princess.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
As they rounded the promontory and came in sight of the bay the emotion of the Princess was apparent.
"The Pines of Lory" by John Ames Mitchell
Yes, I gave it her as a plaything, and she has broken it: a fine Prince, an admirable Princess!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
N'Oun Doare hastened to present the ring to the Princess.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
The princess wished to see for herself; she rose and paced to the spot with the march of a prancing peacock.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
So he took him and brought him to the princess, and the princess said she would marry him.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
The princess was already fully dressed, and in most magnificent style.
"Old-Time Stories" by Charles Perrault
Are you going directly to the Princess's?
"Cecilia" by F. Marion Crawford

In poetry:

Are you too stolen away, Princess,
Even as I, from the tower of dreams?
Are you too lost in the wood of the world
With straying feet by the wandering streams ?
"The Lost Princess" by Ethel Clifford
Princesses unforgot, your lover lays
His heart upon your altars, and he deems
He treads again the fair love-haunted ways--
Kneeling within that cloister of old dreams.
"Ballade Of Love's Cloister" by Richard Le Gallienne
Our names are cried in the wood, Princess,
Do you hear them cried through the wind and
rain ?
Do you think if we follow the calling voice
We shall see the light on the tower again ?
"The Lost Princess" by Ethel Clifford
May I not bid farewell? May I not tell him
Where we are bound? How soon he may have hope
To hear from me--to welcome me, thy Princess?
I dare not leave him without hope.
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
AMIDST Thuringia's wooded hills she dwelt,
A high-born princess, servant of the poor,
Sweetening with gracious words the food she dealt
To starving throngs at Wartburg's blazoned door.
"The Two Elizabeths" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"I know thee, Court ! with all thy treach'rous wiles,
"Thy false caresses and undoing smiles !
"Ah ! Princess, learn'd in all the courtly arts
"To cheat our hopes, and yet to gain our hearts.
"Monday, Roxana, or the Drawing-Room" by Mary Wortley Montagu

In news:

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses.
In her death, even more than her life, Princess Diana has become a global celebrity.
Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army.
The pop princess is relocating with her boyfriend, Jason Trawick and sons Preston, 6 and Jayden, 5, and there will be plenty of room for the growing boys to play.
Enlarge Sally Finneran Brigitte Fouch, dressed as Princess Leia mimics a scene from one of the Star Wars movies Monday, August 6, 2012 at Brewery Vivant.
There's nothing worse than falling on stage, but for one little pageant princess she hit the ground four times .
Gwinn told the story while children acted as princesses, pirates and even a weirdo.
It's Halloween: Send us photos of your special princess, goblin or super hero.
Triunfo YMCA's October 20 Goblin Gallop For Runners, Little Ghosts & Princesses.
Princes and Kings and Princesses and Queens.
Princess Nudelman' won't cast a ballot, but Ill. Dead goldfish gets voter registration material.
Grace Kelly 's film career lasted only six years before she became Her Serene Highness the Princess of Monaco in 1956.
Three Princesses, One Style: Referencing Queen Elizabeth II and Grace Kelly in Middleton's Dress.
Princess Moss to continue serving on NEA Executive Committee.
Princess Diana and The Four Seasons saved Nevis .

In science:

An early example of optimization problem is narrated in Virgil’s Aeneid: Dido, a Phenician princess, is obliged to flee Tyre, her hometown, after her husband is murdered by her brother, a cruel tyrant.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
Drake, using the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory facilities at Greenbank WV, inaugurated Pro ject Ozma (after a Wizard of Oz Princess) to listen to τ Ceti and ǫ Eri at 21 cm (independent of Cocconi and Morrison’s 1959 suggestion).
Astrophysics in 2006