[prin-suh-puh, -pey; Portuguese preen-see-puh]
- an island in the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa: one of the two chief components of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. 54 sq. mi. (140 sq. km).
Formerly Prince's Island.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for principe
The "Principe di Carignano" was wooden built; all the rest iron.Famous Sea Fights
John Richard Hale
The peroration of the Principe is an appeal to an ambitious autocrat.
In all points this play is worthy of the author of the Principe.
It is not the 'Principe' before Sansevero that gives it renown.The Title Market
To have formulated the ethics of the Principe is not diabolical.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)
John Addington Symonds
- an island in the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa: part of São Tomé and Príncipe. Area: 150 sq km (58 sq miles)