Webster 1913 Edition
The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; – originally applied to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female.
Wyclif (Rev. i. 5).
Go, Michael, of celestial armies
Queen Elizabeth, a
princeadmirable above her sex.
The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family;
princesof the blood
A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in different countries. In England it belongs to dukes, marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is always one of the royal family.
The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class or profession; one who is preëminent;“The prince of learning.”
as, a merchant
a long double-breasted frock coat for men.–
Prince of the blood,
Prince of darkness
Prince of Wales,
the oldest son of the English sovereign.–
a name given to two annual herbs (–
Polygonum orientale), with apetalous reddish flowers arranged in long recurved panicled spikes.
Prince Rupert's metal
To play the prince.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.In a general sense, a sovereign; the chief and independent ruler of a nation or state. Thus when we speak of the princes of Europe, we include emperors and kings. Hence, a chief in general; as a prince of the celestial host.
2.A sovereign in a certain territory; one who has the government of a particular state or territory, but holds of a superior to whom he owes certain services; as the princes of the German states.
3.The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as princes of the blood. In England, the eldest son of the king is created prince of Wales.
4.The chief of any body of men.
5.A chief or ruler of either sex. Queen Elizabeth is called by Camden prince, but this application is unusual and harsh.
Prince of the senate, in ancient Rome, was the person first called in the roll of senators. He was always of consular and censorian
In Scripture, this name prince is given to God, Dan.8; to Christ, who is called the prince of peace, Is.9, and the prince of life, Acts 3.; to the chief of the priests, the prince of the sanctuary, Is.43.; to the Roman emperor, Dan.9.; to men of superior worth and excellence, Eccles. 10.; to nobles, counselors and officers of a kingdom, Is.10.; to the chief men of families or tribes, Num. 17.; to Satan, who is called the prince of this world, John 12.., and prince of the power of the air, Eph.2.