Origin of prince
Definition for prince (2 of 3)
Definition for prince (3 of 3)
noun (Italian Il Principe),
Examples from the Web for prince
The new claims present numerous big problems for Prince Andrew.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Prince may have pranced around like a carefree libertine onstage, but in rehearsal he was more drill sergeant than sprite.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Prince George and his parents are enjoying their first Christmas in their magnificent country home.
And in a big departure from established royal protocol, Prince George might even get a—gasp—present to open on Christmas Day.
The biggest misfire here, though, was the notion that anyone would believe that this dude looked at all like Prince Harry.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was at a loss to know whether he was the prince or not, but he seemed to expect me.
It may be the Crown Prince himself, but I can't say, the light isn't good enough.The Guns of Europe|Joseph A. Altsheler
The prince dropped his eye-glass and glanced toward his hostess.The Hillman|E. Phillips Oppenheim
And when he died, soon after, he was happy to know that he left Prince Cherry in her hands.Stories to Tell Children|Sara Cone Bryant
This incident served Henry as a pretence for his severity towards that prince.
British Dictionary definitions for prince (1 of 2)
Word Origin for prince
British Dictionary definitions for prince (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for prince
c.1200, "ruler of a principality" (mid-12c. as a surname), from Old French prince "prince, noble lord" (12c.), from Latin princeps (genitive principis) "first man, chief leader; ruler, sovereign," noun use of adjective meaning "that takes first," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + root of capere "to take" (see capable). German cognate fürst, from Old High German furist "first," is apparently an imitation of the Latin formation. Colloquial meaning "admirable or generous person" is from 1911, American English. Prince Regent was the title of George, Prince of Wales (later George VI) during the mental incapacity of George III (1811-1820).