Meaning of “prince” in the English Dictionary

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"prince" in British English

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princenoun [ C ]

uk /prɪns/ us /prɪns/

B1 an important male member of a royal family, especially a son or grandson of the king or queen:

Prince Edward
Prince Juan Carlos of Spain became king in 1975.

a male ruler of a country, usually a small country:

Prince Albert II is the ruling prince of Monaco.
prince among/of sth literary

a man who is excellent at something:

that prince of flautists, William Bennett

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(Definition of “prince” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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princenoun [ C ]

us /prɪns/

a member of a royal family, esp. a son of a king or queen

A prince is also a male ruler of a small country.

(Definition of “prince” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)