Princess vs Belly - What's the difference?

princess | belly |

As a proper noun princess

is the title of a princess.

As a noun belly is

the abdomen.

As a verb belly is

to position one's belly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



  • A female member of a royal family other than a queen, especially a daughter or granddaughter.
  • * 1872 , George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin
  • She did not cry long, however, for she was as brave as could be expected of a princess of her age.
  • A woman or girl who excels in a given field or class.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.12:
  • And running all with greedie ioyfulnesse / To faire Irena, at her feet did fall, / And her adored with due humblenesse, / As their true Liege and Princesse naturall [...].
  • The wife of a prince; the female ruler of a principality.
  • Princess''' Grace was the '''Princess of Monaco.
  • A young girl; used as a term of endearment.
  • (derogatory, chiefly, US) A young girl or woman considered vain, spoiled or selfish; a prima donna.
  • You're a real princess .
  • A tinted crystal marble used in children's games.
  • A type of court card in the Tarot pack, coming between the 10 and the prince (Jack).
  • A female lemur.
  • Usage notes

    * Possessive forms: princess's'' (main form used by academics) ''The princess's golden hair.''; ''princess' '' (main form used by newspapers) ''The princess' golden hair. * A princess is usually styled “Her Highness”. A princess in a royal family is “Her Royal Highness”; in an imperial family “Her Imperial Highness”.

    Coordinate terms

    * prince

    Derived terms

    * crown princess * pavement princess * pearly princess * princess cut * princessification * princessipality * princessless * princesslike * princessliness * princessly * princess seam * princessy * unprincesslike

    See also

    * archduchess * duchess * grand duchess * highness * royal




  • The abdomen.
  • (Dunglison)
  • The stomach, especially a fat one.
  • The womb.
  • * Bible, Jer. i. 5
  • Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.
  • The lower fuselage of an airplane.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 454:
  • There was no heat, and we shivered in the belly of the plane.
  • The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part.
  • the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, or ship
  • * Bible, Jonah ii. 2
  • Out of the belly of hell cried I.
  • (architecture) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.
  • Derived terms

    * beer belly * bellyache * belly button/belly-button * belly dance/belly-dance * belly dancer/belly-dancer * belly dancing * belly flop, bellyflop * bellyful * belly laugh/belly-laugh * bellyless * bellylike * belly of the beast * Delhi belly * fire in the belly * sawbelly * sharpbelly

    Usage notes

    * Formerly, all the splanchnic or visceral cavities were called bellies: the lower belly being the abdomen; the middle belly, the thorax; and the upper belly, the head.

    See also

    * have eyes bigger than one's belly * abdomen * bouk * stomach * tummy


  • To position one's belly.
  • To swell and become protuberant; to bulge.
  • * Dryden
  • The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
  • To cause to swell out; to fill.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Your breath of full consent bellied his sails.

    Derived terms

    * belly up