crown prince
noun Date: 1791 1. a male heir apparent to a crown or throne 2. one prepared or favored to fill a prospective position

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  • Crown prince — Crown Princess redirects here. For the ship, see Crown Princess (ship). Throngs before the Imperial Palace in Japan awaiting the appearance of the Crown Prince Hirohito for the recent proclamation of his official recognition as the heir apparent… …   Wikipedia

  • Crown Prince — Crown Crown (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crown Prince — Crown Princes N COUNT: usu the N in sing; N TITLE A Crown Prince is a prince who will be king of his country when the present king or queen dies. ...the crown prince s palace. ...Sultan Mahmood s son, Crown Prince Ibrahim Mahmood …   English dictionary

  • crown prince — noun count a prince who will become king after the present king or queen dies …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crown prince — n the son of a king or queen, who is expected to become the next king …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crown prince — crown′ prince′ n. a male heir apparent to a throne • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Crown prince — ► NOUN ▪ (in some countries) a male heir to a throne …   English terms dictionary

  • crown prince — n. the male heir apparent to a throne …   English World dictionary

  • crown prince — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms crown prince : singular crown prince plural crown princes a prince who will become king after the present king or queen dies …   English dictionary

  • Crown Prince — Their heir to the throne, ranking in precedence above all other princes in a kingdom. In England, the Prince of Wales was the Crown Prince for most of the high middle ages. This usage continues today both in reference to the Royal house of… …   Medieval glossary

  • crown prince — noun (C) the boy or man who is expected to become the next king: Crown Prince Frederick …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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