prince

[ prins ]
/ prɪns /

noun

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Origin of prince

1175–1225; Middle English <Old French <Latin prīncip- (stem of prīnceps) first, principal (adj.), principal person, leader (noun), equivalent to prīn- for prīmusprime + -cep- (combining form of capere to take) + -s nominative singular ending

OTHER WORDS FROM prince

princeless, adjectiveprinceship, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prince

prince , prints

Definition for prince (2 of 2)

Prince
[ prins ]
/ prɪns /

noun

Har·old S(mith) [har-uhld smith], /ˈhær əld ˈsmɪθ/, "Hal", 1928–2019, U.S. stage director and producer.
Prince Rogers Nelson, 1958–2016, U.S. singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for prince (1 of 2)

prince
/ (prɪns) /

noun

Derived forms of prince

princelike, adjective

Word Origin for prince

C13: via Old French from Latin princeps first man, ruler, chief

British Dictionary definitions for prince (2 of 2)

Prince
/ (prɪns) /

noun

full name Prince Rogers Nelson. born 1958, US rock singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His albums include Dirty Mind (1981), Purple Rain (1984), Parade (1986), and Sign o' the Times (1987)
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