Prince of darkness
Prince Prince, n. [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See {Prime}, a., and {Capacious}.] 1. 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). [1913 Webster]

Go, Michael, of celestial armies prince. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Queen Elizabeth, a prince admirable above her sex. --Camden. [1913 Webster]

2. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

4. The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class or profession; one who is pre["e]minent; as, a merchant prince; a prince of players. ``The prince of learning.'' --Peacham. [1913 Webster]

{Prince-Albert coat}, a long double-breasted frock coat for men.

{Prince of the blood}, {Prince consort}, {Prince of darkness}. See under {Blood}, {Consort}, and {Darkness}.

{Prince of Wales}, the oldest son of the English sovereign.

{Prince's feather} (Bot.), a name given to two annual herbs ({Amarantus caudatus} and {Polygonum orientale}), with apetalous reddish flowers arranged in long recurved panicled spikes.

{Prince's metal}, {Prince Rupert's metal}. See under {Metal}.

{Prince's pine}. (Bot.) See {Pipsissewa}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Prince of Darkness — может означать: Князь Тьмы (англ. Prince of Darkness)  одно из имён Сатаны, использованное Джоном Мильтоном в поэме Потерянный рай. В кинематографе Дракула: Князь Тьмы  фильм ужасов режиссёра Теренса Фишера (1966). Князь тьмы … …   Википедия

  • Prince of darkness — Darkness Dark ness, n. 1. The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom. [1913 Webster] And darkness was upon the face of the deep. Gen. i. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of privacy; secrecy. [1913 Webster] What I tell you in darkness, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prince of Darkness — may refer to:* Satan, viewed as the embodiment of evil People * A nickname for Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer * A nickname for Bill Galvin, Secretary of State for Massachusetts * A nickname for Joseph Lucas, British… …   Wikipedia

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  • Prince of darkness — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Prince of Darkness (en français Prince des Ténèbres) est le nom de deux albums de hard rock : Prince of Darkness album d Ozzy Osbourne Prince of… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Prince of Darkness — n. SATAN …   English World dictionary

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  • Prince of Darkness —    1) Title given to SATAN and BELIAL. In the Dead Sea Scrolls, Belial is appointed by God to corrupt and to serve as “the prince of the dominion of wickedness.” He is followed by the children of falsehood. The Prince of Darkness also is the… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • Prince of Darkness — noun (Judeo Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell • Syn: ↑Satan, ↑Old Nick, ↑Devil, ↑Lucifer, ↑Beelzebub, ↑the Tempter • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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