hal


hal

< /brɛnt/, Hal, 1899–1986, U.S. film producer.

  • John,1616–1703, English mathematician.
  • a male given name, form of Wallace.
  • a female given name.
  • combining form

    1. a variant of halo-

    noun

    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
    6. an outstanding member of a specified groupa merchant prince
    7. US and Canadian informal a generous and charming man

    noun

    1. full name Prince Rogers Nelson. born 1958, US rock singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His albums include Dirty Mind (1981), Purple Rain (1984), Parade (1986), and Sign o’ the Times (1987)

    noun

    1. the German name for Valais

    noun

    1. Sir Barnes (Neville). 1887–1979, English aeronautical engineer. He designed the airship R100, the Wellesley and Wellington bombers, and the bouncing bomb (1943), which was used to destroy the Ruhr dams during World War II
    n.

    c.1200, “ruler of a principality” (mid-12c. as a surname), from Old French prince “prince, noble lord” (12c.), from Latin princeps (genitive principis) “first man, chief leader; ruler, sovereign,” noun use of adjective meaning “that takes first,” from primus “first” (see prime (adj.)) + root of capere “to take” (see capable). German cognate fürst, from Old High German furist “first,” is apparently an imitation of the Latin formation. Colloquial meaning “admirable or generous person” is from 1911, American English. Prince Regent was the title of George, Prince of Wales (later George VI) during the mental incapacity of George III (1811-1820).

    pref.

    1. Variant ofhalo-

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