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PRINCESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does princess mean? 

PRINCESS (noun)
  The noun PRINCESS has 1 sense:

1. a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)

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


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PRINCESS (noun)


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Meaning:

A female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

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

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

archduchess (a wife or widow of an archduke or a princess of the former ruling house of Austria)

crown princess (a female heir apparent to a throne)

maharanee; maharani (a great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja)

princess royal (the eldest daughter of a British sovereign)

Instance hyponyms:

Dido ((Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and queen of Carthage; Virgil tells of her suicide when she was abandoned by Aeneas)

Sleeping Beauty (fairy story: princess under an evil spell who could be awakened only by a prince's kiss)

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

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


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