prince

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princes
1) N-TITLE; N-COUNT A prince is a male member of a royal family, especially the son of the king or queen of a country.

...Prince Edward and other royal guests...

The Prince won warm applause for his ideas.

2) N-TITLE; N-COUNT A prince is the male royal ruler of a small country or state.

He was speaking without the prince's authority.

3) N-COUNT: usu N of n If someone describes a man as the prince of a particular type of work, they mean that he is the best man doing that type of work. [LITERARY]

To his 19th-century peers, Robert Brown was the prince of botany.


English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:
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