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Synonyms for principal
ˈprɪn sə pəlprin·ci·pal

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. principalnoun

    headmaster, headmistress

  2. principaladjective


  3. principalnoun

    Primary; most important.

    A portion of your mortgage payment goes to reduce the principal, and the rest covers interest.

    chief, primary, main

  4. principalnoun

    The chief executive and chief academic officer of a university or college.


  5. principalnoun

    The primary participant in a crime.


  6. principalnoun

    A partner or owner of a business.


  7. principalnoun

    A diapason, a type of organ stop on a pipe organ.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. principal

    highest, first, main, leading, chief, primary, foremost, pre-eminent, prominent

    inferior, subordinate, secondary, supplemental, subject, auxiliary, minor

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. principalnoun

    the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

    head teacher, head, lead, corpus, star, school principal, principal sum, dealer


  2. principal, school principal, head teacher, headnoun

    the educator who has executive authority for a school

    "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

    mind, heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, nous, drumhead, headland, head teacher, head, question, point, top dog, lead, brain, dealer, star, headspring, foreland, pass, header, headway, read/write head, head word, chief, forefront, principal sum, capitulum, oral sex, fountainhead, caput, straits, corpus


  3. star, principal, leadnoun

    an actor who plays a principal role

    hint, lead story, whiz, lead-in, wind, school principal, atomic number 82, head teacher, ace, head, confidential information, whizz, headliner, leading, tether, lead, hotshot, wiz, star topology, dealer, sensation, lede, steer, maven, genius, star, asterisk, virtuoso, mavin, wizard, jumper cable, jumper lead, booster cable, principal sum, adept, leash, superstar, pencil lead, trail, corpus, tip, champion, track, spark advance


  4. principal, corpus, principal sumnoun

    capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

    head teacher, head, lead, corpus, star, school principal, principal sum, dealer


  5. principalnoun

    (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement

    head teacher, head, lead, corpus, star, school principal, principal sum, dealer


  6. principal, dealeradjective

    the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account

    trader, head teacher, head, lead, corpus, monger, star, school principal, bargainer, principal sum, dealer


  7. chief(a), main(a), primary(a), principal(a), master(a)adjective

    most important element

    "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. principalnoun

    chief, main, first, highest, supreme, leading, cardinal, most considerable, most important

  2. principal

    n. chief, head, leader, chief actor

  3. principal

    master, head master

  4. principal

    employer, constituent

  5. principal

    capital sum (placed at interest)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. principaladjective

    leading, chief, cardinal, paramount, main, foremost

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. principal

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How to use principal in a sentence?

  1. Jay Inslee:

    The challenge is that people just don't know my name, that's the principal challenge.

  2. Peter Kucik:

    The details will really indicate where the principal areas of remaining concern are but broadly speaking they are going to be aligned with what we've seen so far.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    All people should know that the principal business in life is to seek happiness.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    After I took office, I made clear that one of the principal achievements of this body -- the nuclear non-proliferation regime -- was endangered by Iran's violation of the NPT, on that basis, the (U.N.) Security Council tightened sanctions on the Iranian government, and many nations joined us to enforce them. Together, we showed that laws and agreements mean something.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district - all studied and appreciated as they merit - are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty.

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  • رئيسي, مدير, مديرةArabic
  • প্রধান শিক্ষকBengali
  • hlavníCzech
  • rektorDanish
  • Schulleiterin, Schulvorsteherin, hauptsächlich, Schuldirektor, Schulvorsteher, SchulleiterGerman
  • kapitalo, lernejestro, precipaEsperanto
  • principal de escuela, principal, jefe de estudios, director, director de escuelaSpanish
  • rehtori, pää-, pääasiallinenFinnish
  • principal, proviseure, directrice, proviseur, directeurFrench
  • ard-venainshtyr, ard-ynseyder, bun-argid, ard-vainshtyr, ard-er-ynsee, ard-ven-ynseeManx
  • מְנַהֶלֶת, מְנַהֵלHebrew
  • Hungarian
  • capitale, principale, presideItalian
  • 主要な, 学校長, 校長Japanese
  • atuarfiup pisortaa, atuarfiit pisortaatKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 원금, 주요한, 교장, 校長, 학교 교장Korean
  • kapitalasLithuanian
  • tumuaki, aporeiMāori
  • principaal, schoolhoofd, rector, voornaamsteDutch
  • rektorNorwegian
  • kapitał, podstawowy, głównyPolish
  • diretor, principalPortuguese
  • principal, directorRomanian
  • ре́ктор, [[основной, главный, [[основно́й]] [[долг]], директри́са, дире́ктор, основнойRussian
  • glávenSlovene
  • kapitalbelopp, rektor, kapital, huvudsakligSwedish
  • หลักThai
  • asılTurkish
  • 校長, chủ yếu, hiệu trưởng, chínhVietnamese
  • 主要Chinese

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