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Principal (IPA: /ˈpɹɪnsəpəɫ/)


Principal (a.)

Highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree; most considerable or important; chief; main; as, the principal officers of a Government; the principal men of a state; the principal productions of a country; the principal arguments in a case.

Principal (a.)

Of or pertaining to a prince; princely.

Principal (n.)

A leader, chief, or head; one who takes the lead; one who acts independently, or who has controlling authority or influence; as, the principal of a faction, a school, a firm, etc.; -- distinguished from a subordinate, abettor, auxiliary, or assistant.

Principal (n.)

The chief actor in a crime, or an abettor who is present at it, -- as distinguished from an accessory.

Principal (n.)

A chief obligor, promisor, or debtor, -- as distinguished from a surety.

Principal (n.)

One who employs another to act for him, -- as distinguished from an agent.

Principal (n.)

A thing of chief or prime importance; something fundamental or especially conspicuous.

Principal (n.)

A capital sum of money, placed out at interest, due as a debt or used as a fund; -- so called in distinction from interest or profit.

Principal (n.)

The construction which gives shape and strength to a roof, -- generally a truss of timber or iron, but there are roofs with stone principals. Also, loosely, the most important member of a piece of framing.

Principal (n.)

In English organs the chief open metallic stop, an octave above the open diapason. On the manual it is four feet long, on the pedal eight feet. In Germany this term corresponds to the English open diapason.

Principal (n.)

A heirloom; a mortuary.

Principal (n.)

The first two long feathers of a hawk's wing.

Principal (n.)

One of turrets or pinnacles of waxwork and tapers with which the posts and center of a funeral hearse were formerly crowned.

Principal (n.)

A principal or essential point or rule; a principle.

Principal

Authenticated entity in computer security

Principal

Chief executive and the chief academic officer of a university or college in certain parts of the Commonwealth

Principal

Economic agent that authorizes another to act on its behalf

Principal

Any actor who is primarily responsible for a criminal offense. distinguished from accomplices, accessories or conspirators.

Principal

Character from 2002 film 'Double Teamed'

Principal Synonyms

Chief, Main, Primary, Of Import, Important

Principal Synonyms

Principal Sum, Corpus

Principal Synonyms

Dealer

Principal Synonyms

School Principal, Head Teacher, Head

Principal Synonyms

Star, Lead

Principal Rhymes



Principal, Principle

Subprincipal

Tagalog Translation

Principal in Tagalog is Pangunahin

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [About Keramon] Maybe we should tell someone important like the principal or Bill Gates or something..."" - Digimon

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Adoration of the Divine at all times is the principal activity of a true devotee." - Adoration

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Every art and every faculty contemplates certain things as its principal objects." - Epictetus

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I obey nature, I never presume to command her. The first principal in art is to copy what one sees." - Auguste Rodin

Example Sentence (Quote)

"In plausible reasoning the principal thing is to distinguish... a more reasonable guess from a less reasonable guess." - George Pólya


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