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prince British & World English

The son of a monarch

prince English Thesaurus

the prince of a neighbouring state

prince of/among in prince British & World English

A man or thing regarded as pre-eminent in a particular sphere or group

Prince, Hal British & World 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)

Albert, Prince British & World English

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

Andrew, Prince British & World English

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

Black Prince British & World English

(1330–76), eldest son of Edward III of England; name given to Edward, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall. He was responsible for the English victory at Poitiers in 1356. He predeceased his father, but his son became king as Richard II

crown prince British & World English

(In some countries) a male heir to a throne

Edward, Prince British & World English

Edward Antony Richard Louis, Earl of Wessex (b.1964), third son of Elizabeth II. He married Sophie Rhys-Jones (b.1965) in 1999

Harry, Prince British & World English

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

Philip, Prince British & World English

Duke of Edinburgh (b.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

Prince Regent British & World 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 British & World English

The eldest son of a reigning monarch

Rupert, Prince British & World English

(1619–82), English Royalist 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 (1644) and Naseby (1645)

Charles, Prince British & World English

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

merchant prince British & World English

A person who has acquired sufficient wealth from trading to wield political influence

Prince Alberts British & World English

Rags wrapped around the feet as substitute socks or shoes; toerags

Prince Charming British & World English

A fairy-tale hero in King Charming or Prince Charming by James Robinson Planché (1796–1880). The name was later adopted for the hero of various fairy-tale pantomimes

Prince Consort British & World English

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

William, Prince British & World English

William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge (b.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

Port-au-Prince British & World English

The capital of Haiti, a port on the west coast; population 1,998,000 (est. 2007). Founded by the French in 1749, it became capital of the new republic in 1806

Prince of Peace British & World English

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

Prince of Wales British & World 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 British & World English

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

Wales, Prince of British & World English

See Prince of Wales; Charles, Prince.

Ito, Prince Hirobumi British & World English

(1841–1909), Japanese statesman, Premier four times between 1884 and 1901. He was prominent in drafting the Japanese constitution (1889) and helped to establish a bicameral national diet (1890). He was assassinated by a member of the Korean independence movement

Prince Edward Island British & World English

An island in the Gulf of St Lawrence, in eastern Canada, the country’s smallest province; population 135,851 (2006); capital, Charlottetown. Explored by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and colonized by the French, it was ceded to the British in 1763. It became a province of Canada in 1873

Prince George's County British & World English

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

Prince Rupert's Land British & World English

Another name for Rupert's Land.

Prince William Sound British & World 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 British & World 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 of the blood British & World English

A man who is a prince by right of his royal descent

Prince of the Church British & World English

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

Hamlet without the Prince British & World English

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

Prince of Wales' feathers British & World 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 British & World English

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

Felipe VI British & World English

(B.1968), king of Spain from 2014; full name Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia. His father Juan Carlos abdicated in his favour in 2014

prince of the blood in prince British & World English

A man who is a prince by right of his royal descent

Hamlet without the Prince in Hamlet British & World English

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

Rupert's Land British & World 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. It was originally granted in 1670 by Charles II to the Hudson’s Bay Company and named after Prince Rupert, the first governor of the Company; it was purchased by Canada in 1870

Prince Rupert's Land in Rupert's Land British & World 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. It was originally granted in 1670 by Charles II to the Hudson’s Bay Company and named after Prince Rupert, the first governor of the Company; it was purchased by Canada in 1870

Prince Albert in albert British & World English

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

Stuart, Charles Edward British & World English

(1720–88), son of James Stuart, pretender to the British throne; known as the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie. He led the Jacobite uprising of 1745-6. However, he was driven back to Scotland and defeated at the Battle of Culloden (1746)

Princes in the Tower British & World English

The young sons of Edward IV, namely Edward, Prince of Wales (b.1470) and Richard, Duke of York (b.1472), supposedly murdered in the Tower of London in or shortly after 1483. They were taken to the Tower of London by their uncle (the future Richard III) and are generally assumed to have been murdered, but whether at the instigation of Richard III or of another is not known; two skeletons discovered in 1674 are thought to have been those of the princes

Harold Smith Prince in Prince, Hal British & World 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 British & World English

(1720–88), son of James Stuart, pretender to the British throne; known as the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie. He led the Jacobite uprising of 1745-6. However, he was driven back to Scotland and defeated at the Battle of Culloden (1746)

Edward, Prince of Wales in Princes in the Tower British & World English

The young sons of Edward IV, namely Edward, Prince of Wales (b.1470) and Richard, Duke of York (b.1472), supposedly murdered in the Tower of London in or shortly after 1483. They were taken to the Tower of London by their uncle (the future Richard III) and are generally assumed to have been murdered, but whether at the instigation of Richard III or of another is not known; two skeletons discovered in 1674 are thought to have been those of the princes


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