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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prince mean? 

PRINCE (noun)
  The noun PRINCE has 1 sense:

1. a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)

  Familiarity information: PRINCE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PRINCE (noun)

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A male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("prince" is a kind of...):

aristocrat; blue blood; patrician (a member of the aristocracy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prince"):

prince consort (a prince who is the husband of a reigning female sovereign)

Prince of Wales (the male heir apparent of the British sovereign)

princeling (a petty or insignificant prince who rules some unimportant principality)

princeling (a young prince)

Elector (any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire)

maharaja; maharajah (a great raja; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja)

grand duke (a prince who rules a territory)

dauphin (formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne)

crown prince (a male heir apparent to a throne)

archduke (a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria)

Instance hyponyms:

Duke of Edinburgh; Philip; Prince Philip (Englishman and husband of Elizabeth II (born 1921))

Edward; Edward Antony Richard Louis; Prince Edward (third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964))

Cyrus; Cyrus the Younger (Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC))

Prince Rupert; Rupert (English leader (born in Germany) of the Royalist forces during the English Civil War (1619-1682))

Holonyms ("prince" is a member of...):

royal family; royal house; royal line; royalty (royal persons collectively)

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