from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman member of a royal family other than the monarch, especially a daughter of a monarch.
- n. A woman who is a ruler of a principality.
- n. A woman who is a hereditary ruler; a queen.
- n. A noblewoman of varying status or rank.
- n. The wife of a prince.
- n. A woman regarded as having the status or qualities of a princess.
- adj. Designed to hang in smooth, close-fitting, unbroken lines from shoulder to flared hem: a princess dress.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The female monarch, or wife of a ruler, of a principality.
- n. The daughter (or granddaughter) of a king, queen, emperor, empress, prince, or another princess.
- n. A type of court card in the Tarot pack, coming between the 10 and the prince (Jack)
- n. A beloved girl considered dainty; used as a term of endearment
- n. A young girl or woman considered vain, spoiled or selfish; a prima donna
- n. A tinted crystal marble used in children's games.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A female prince; a woman having sovereign power, or the rank of a prince.
- n. The daughter of a sovereign; a female member of a royal family.
- n. The consort of a prince.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female sovereign; a woman of princely rank.
- n. The daughter of a sovereign: a female member of a royal family: in this sense a title of courtesy. Compare prince, 4.
- n. A size of roofing-slate 24 inches long by 14 inches wide. Compare duchess, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)
Middle English princesse, from Old French, feminine of prince, prince; see prince.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
prince + -ess (Wiktionary)