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prince US English

The son of a monarch

prince of/among in prince US English

A man or thing regarded as outstanding or excellent in a particular sphere or group

Prince, Hal US English

(1928-) US theatrical producer and director; full name Harold Smith Prince. Among the shows that he produced were Pajama Game (1954), West Side Story (1957), Fiorello (1959), and Fiddler on the Roof (1964). Some that he also directed included Cabaret (1966), Evita (1978), and Phantom of the Opera (1988)

Andrew, Prince US English

(1960-), British prince; second son of Elizabeth II; full name Andrew Albert Christian Edward, Duke of York. He married Sarah Ferguson in 1986, but the couple divorced in 1996; they have two children, Princess Beatrice (1988-) and Princess Eugenie (1990-)

Albert, Prince US English

(1819–61), consort to Queen Victoria and prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; full name Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel

Black Prince US English

(1330–76), eldest son of Edward III of England; name given to Edward, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, most likely because of the black armor he wore when fighting. He was responsible for the British victory at Poitiers in 1356. He predeceased his father, and his son became King Richard II

crown prince US English

(In some countries) a male heir to a throne

Edward, Prince US English

Edward Antony Richard Louis, Earl of Wessex (1964-), third son of Elizabeth II. In 1999, he married Sophie Rhys-Jones

Harry, Prince US English

Henry Charles Albert David (1984-), younger son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales

Prince Albert US English

see Albert, Prince; Edward, Prince, etc.

Prince Edward US English

see Albert, Prince; Edward, Prince, etc.

Prince Regent US English

A prince who acts as regent, in particular the title of the future George IV, who was regent from 1811 until he became king in 1820

Prince Royal US English

The eldest son of a reigning monarch

Rupert, Prince US English

(1619–82), English general; son of Frederick V (elector of the Palatinate) and nephew of Charles I. The Royalist leader of cavalry, he initially won a series of victories, but was defeated by Parliamentarian forces at Marston Moor in 1644 and Naseby in 1645

Philip, Prince US English

Duke of Edinburgh (1921-), husband of Elizabeth II. The son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, he married Princess Elizabeth in 1947; on the eve of his marriage he was created Duke of Edinburgh

Charles, Prince US English

Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales (1948-), heir apparent to Elizabeth II. He married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981; the couple had two children, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis (1982-) and Prince Henry Charles Albert David (known as Prince Harry, 1984-), and were divorced in 1996. In 2005 he married Mrs. Camilla Parker Bowles (1947-); she became HRH the Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Charming US English

An ideal male lover who is both handsome and of admirable character

Prince Consort US English

The husband of a reigning female sovereign who is himself a prince

William, Prince US English

William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge (1982-), elder son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. He married Catherine Middleton in April 2011 and the couple had a son, Prince George Alexander Louis, in July 2013

merchant prince US English

A person involved in trade whose wealth is sufficient to confer political influence

Port-au-Prince US English

The capital of Haiti, a port on the western coast of Hispaniola; population 1,998,000 (est. 2007). Founded by the French in 1749, it became capital of the new republic in 1806. The city was devastated in January 2010 by an earthquake that claimed more than 200,000 lives

Prince of Darkness US English

A name for the Devil

Prince of Peace US English

A title given to Jesus Christ (in allusion to Isa. 9:6)

Prince of Wales US English

A title traditionally granted to the heir apparent to the British throne (usually the eldest son of the sovereign) since Edward I of England gave the title to his son in 1301 after the conquest of Wales

prince's feather US English

A tall South American plant with upright brush-like spikes of small red flowers

Wales, Prince of US English

see Prince of Wales; Charles, Prince.

Bonnie Prince Charlie US English

see Stuart, Charles Edward.

Ito, Prince Hirobumi US English

(1841–1909), Japanese statesman; premier 1885–88, 1892–96, 1898, 1900–01. He helped to draft the Japanese constitution 1889 and to establish a bicameral national diet 1890. He was assassinated by a member of the Korean independence movement

Prince Edward Island US English

An island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in eastern Canada, the country’s smallest province; capital, Charlottetown. Explored by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and colonized by the French, it was ceded to the British in 1763 and became a Canadian province in 1873

Prince Rupert's Land US English

another name for Rupert's Land.

Prince William Sound US English

An inlet of the Pacific Ocean in south central Alaska, scene of a huge 1989 oil tanker spill. Cordova and Valdez are the main ports

Kropotkin, Prince Peter US English

(1842–1921), Russian anarchist. Imprisoned in 1874, he escaped abroad in 1876 and did not return to Russia until after the Revolution. His works include Modern Science and Anarchism (1903)

Prince George's County US English

A county in south central Maryland, the site of many southeastern suburbs of Washington, DC; population 820,852 (est. 2008)

Prince of the Church US English

A dignitary in the Roman Catholic Church, especially a wealthy or influential cardinal or bishop

Prince of Wales check US English

A large check pattern

Edward, Prince of Wales US English

see Black Prince.

Hamlet without the Prince in Hamlet US English

A performance or event taking place without the principal actor or central figure

Hamlet without the Prince US English

A performance or event taking place without the principal actor or central figure

Prince of Wales' feathers US English

A plume of three ostrich feathers, first adopted as a crest by the eldest son of Edward III, Edward Plantagenet, the Black Prince

Prince of Wales Island US English

An island in the Canadian Arctic, in the Northwest Territories, to the east of Victoria Island

Prince Albert in albert US English

A watch chain with a bar at one end for attaching to a buttonhole

Rupert's Land US English

A historical region of northern and western Canada, roughly corresponding to what is now Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Alberta, and the southern part of the Northwest Territories

Prince Rupert's Land in Rupert's Land US English

A historical region of northern and western Canada, roughly corresponding to what is now Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Alberta, and the southern part of the Northwest Territories

Stuart, Charles Edward US English

(1720–88), son of James Stuart; pretender to the British throne; known as the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie

Princes in the Tower US English

The young sons of Edward IV, namely Edward, Prince of Wales (born 1470) and Richard, Duke of York (born 1472), supposedly murdered in the Tower of London in or shortly after 1483

Prince Rainier III in Kelly, Grace US English

(1928–82), US movie actress; also called (from 1956) Princess Grace of Monaco; born Grace Patricia Kelly. She starred in such movies as High Noon (1952), The Country Girl (1954), and To Catch a Thief (1955) before retiring from the industry in 1956 to marry Monaco’s Prince Rainier III (1923–2005)

Harold Smith Prince in Prince, Hal US English

(1928-) US theatrical producer and director; full name Harold Smith Prince. Among the shows that he produced were Pajama Game (1954), West Side Story (1957), Fiorello (1959), and Fiddler on the Roof (1964). Some that he also directed included Cabaret (1966), Evita (1978), and Phantom of the Opera (1988)

Bonnie Prince Charlie in Stuart, Charles Edward US English

(1720–88), son of James Stuart; pretender to the British throne; known as the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie

Edward, Prince of Wales in Princes in the Tower US English

The young sons of Edward IV, namely Edward, Prince of Wales (born 1470) and Richard, Duke of York (born 1472), supposedly murdered in the Tower of London in or shortly after 1483

Prince George Alexander Louis in Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge US English

(1982-), wife of Prince William of the United Kingdom; born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. She married Prince William in April 2011 and gave birth to a son, Prince George Alexander Louis, in July 2013


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