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Prince,

1958–2016, American singer and songwriter, b. Minneapolis, Minn., as Prince Rogers Nelson. Biracial, slim, and sexily androgynous, he was an electrifying performer who composed hundreds of songs in a blend of funk with rhythm-and-blues, rock, and pop music, often with sexualized lyrics. He also was an instrumental virtuoso who played the guitar, keyboards, and drums among others, and was a record producer and an arranger as well. Among his Top 10 hits were the breakout "Little Red Corvette" (1983) and the title song, "Let's Go Crazy," and "When Doves Cry" from the semiautobiographical film Purple Rain (1984; Academy Award, best original song score), in which he starred. Other hits include "Raspberry Beret" (1985) and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" (1994). One of the world's best-selling artists and a seven-time Grammy winner, he released 39 albums including Purple Rain (1984), Sign "O" the Times (1987), Dirty Mind (1999), The Rainbow Children (2001), and HITnRUN Phase Two (2015), his last. In the 1990s when a dispute with his record company led him to change his name to a symbol he became known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. His later career was largely sustained by his popular concerts. Prince, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, died of a drug overdose.

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in the ninth through the 16th century, the head of a feudal monarchichal state of a separate political formation (appanage prince) among the Slavs and some other peoples; a representative of the feudal aristocracy; later, a gentry title.

Originally, the prince was a tribal leader who headed a military democracy. Gradually, the title of prince came to be associated with the head of the early feudal state. The princely authority, which at first had usually been determined by an election, gradually became hereditary (for example, the descendants of Riurik in Rus’, Gediminas and Jagello in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Piast in Poland, and Premysl in Bohemia). In Rus’ and Lithuania princes who were the heads of the big feudal political formations were called grand princes. (However, in countries such as Poland and Bohemia, where the princes were the heads of feudal monarchies, they adopted the title of king.) With the formation of centralized states, the appanage princes gradually became part of the grand prince’s court in Russia (from 1547, the tsar’s court), and in the Polish-Lithuanian state, part of the king’s court.

Until the 18th century the title of prince in Russia could be acquired only by birthright. However, from the early 18th century the tsar bestowed the title on high dignitaries as a reward for special services. (A. D. Menshikov was the first to be granted the title of prince.) After the victory of the October Revolution the title of prince was abolished in Russia by the decree On the Abolition of Estates and Civil Ranks, which was issued by the All-Russian Central Executive Committee on Nov. 10 (23), 1917.

The German term Fürst, which took root in medieval Germany as the name for the representatives of the higher imperial aristocracy, is translated as kniaz’ (prince) in Russian.


Prince

 

the title of a nonreigning member of a royal house or any sovereign house in Western Europe. The prince of Wales is the title of the heir to the British throne. The term is also used to designate the heirs to the throne of certain countries of the Orient, such as Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.

What does it mean when you dream about a prince?

Dreaming of royalty may indicate bestowal of honors and recognition upon the dreamer for accomplishments in mastering personal or professional obstacles.

prince

1. (in Britain) a son of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons
2. a nonreigning male member of a sovereign family
3. the monarch of a small territory, such as Monaco, usually called a principality, that was at some time subordinate to an emperor or king
4. any sovereign; monarch
5. a nobleman in various countries, such as Italy and Germany

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This so frightened his father and mother that in order to comfort them a Fairy, who happened to be present at the time, produced a little pebble which she told them to keep for the Prince till he grew up, as by putting it in his mouth he would become invisible, as long as he did not try to speak, for if he did the stone would lose all its virtue.
No sooner did the Prince begin to grow out of boyhood than he longed to see if the other countries of the world were as splendid as the one in which he lived.
It fell naturally to the Count de Guiche to make reply; not only was he the elder, but he had been presented to the prince by his father.
Louis de Bourbon, Prince de Conde, who, since the death of his father, Henri de Bourbon, was called, in accordance with the custom of that period, Monsieur le Prince, was a young man, not more than twenty-six or twenty-seven years old, with the eye of an eagle -- agl' occhi grifani, as Dante says -- aquiline nose, long, waving hair, of medium height, well formed, possessed of all the qualities essential to the successful soldier -- that is to say, the rapid glance, quick decision, fabulous courage.
I came here to speak of something quite different, something very important, prince. And I have determined to come to you as to a man in whose sincerity and nobility of feeling I can trust like--like--are you surprised at my words, prince?"
The prince was watching his guest, if not with much surprise, at all events with great attention and curiosity.
"If Lady Grace's mare is a hunter," the Prince remarked, "she can probably jump them."
"What Somerfield was thinking, my dear Prince," he said, "was that a steeplechase course, as they ride in this country, needs some knowing.
Then the Swallow flew back to the Happy Prince, and told him what he had done.
"That is because you have done a good action," said the Prince. And the little Swallow began to think, and then he fell asleep.
Seeing Anna Mikhaylovna and her son, Prince Vasili dismissed the doctor with a bow and approached them silently and with a look of inquiry.
By and by came a young man in evening clothes and sat upon the third bench from the Prince. For half an hour he smoked cigars with nervous haste, and then he fell to watching the face of the illuminated clock above the trees.