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English → English (gcide) Definition: 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] 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 speak ye in light. --Matt. x. 27. [1913 Webster] 3. A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity. [1913 Webster] Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. --John. iii. 19. [1913 Webster] Pursue these sons of darkness: drive them out From all heaven's bounds. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion. [1913 Webster] 5. A state of distress or trouble. [1913 Webster] A day of clouds and of thick darkness. --Joel. ii. 2. [1913 Webster] Prince of darkness, the Devil; Satan. “In the power of the Prince of darkness.” --Locke. Syn: Darkness, Dimness, Obscurity, Gloom. Usage: Darkness arises from a total, and dimness from a partial, want of light. A thing is obscure when so overclouded or covered as not to be easily perceived. As tha shade or obscurity increases, it deepens into gloom. What is dark is hidden from view; what is obscure is difficult to perceive or penetrate; the eye becomes dim with age; an impending storm fills the atmosphere with gloom. When taken figuratively, these words have a like use; as, the darkness of ignorance; dimness of discernment; obscurity of reasoning; gloom of superstition. [1913 Webster]

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