Harold prince

[prins] /prɪns/

Harold S(mith) (“Hal”) born 1928, U.S. stage director and producer.
a male given name.
(in Britain) a son of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign’s sons
a nonreigning male member of a sovereign family
the monarch of a small territory, such as Monaco, usually called a principality, that was at some time subordinate to an emperor or king
any sovereign; monarch
a nobleman in various countries, such as Italy and Germany
an outstanding member of a specified group: a merchant prince
(US & Canadian, informal) a generous and charming man
full name Prince Rogers Nelson. born 1958, US rock singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His albums include Dirty Mind (1981), Purple Rain (1984), Parade (1986), and Sign o’ the Times (1987)

c.1200, “ruler of a principality” (mid-12c. as a surname), from Old French prince “prince, noble lord” (12c.), from Latin princeps (genitive principis) “first man, chief leader; ruler, sovereign,” noun use of adjective meaning “that takes first,” from primus “first” (see prime (adj.)) + root of capere “to take” (see capable). German cognate fürst, from Old High German furist “first,” is apparently an imitation of the Latin formation. Colloquial meaning “admirable or generous person” is from 1911, American English. Prince Regent was the title of George, Prince of Wales (later George VI) during the mental incapacity of George III (1811-1820).


A very decent and admirable person; ace • Often used ironically: He told me he thinks you’re a goddam prince (1911+)

Related Terms

jewish american prince

the title generally applied to the chief men of the state. The “princes of the provinces” (1 Kings 20:14) were the governors or lord-lieutenants of the provinces. So also the “princes” mentioned in Dan. 6:1, 3, 4, 6, 7 were the officers who administered the affairs of the provinces; the “satraps” (as rendered in R.V.). These are also called “lieutenants” (Esther 3:12; 8:9; R.V., “satraps”). The promised Saviour is called by Daniel (9:25) “Messiah the Prince” (Heb. nagid); compare Acts 3:15; 5:31. The angel Micheal is called (Dan. 12:1) a “prince” (Heb. sar, whence “Sarah,” the “princes”).


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