HyperDic: principal

English > 7 senses of the word principal:
NOUNpossessionprincipalthe original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
person principal, school principal, head teacher, headthe educator who has executive authority for a school
person principal, star, leadan actor who plays a principal role
possessionprincipal, corpus, principal sumcapital as contrasted with the income derived from it
person principal(criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
person principal, dealerthe major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange
ADJECTIVEallprincipal, chief, main, primary, mastermost important element
principal > pronunciation
Soundsprih'nsahpahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > principal: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningMost important element.
Examples
  • "the principal rivers of America"
  • "the principal example"
Synonymschief, main, primary, master
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishprimordial, principal
Catalanprimordial, principal
Adverbsprincipallyfor the most part
English > principal: 7 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningThe original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated.
Part ofloanThe temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
Broaderdebtmoney or goods or services owed by one person to another
Spanishcapital
Catalancapital
English > principal: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe educator who has executive authority for a school.
Example"she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
Synonymsschool principal, head teacher, head
NarrowerchancellorThe honorary or titular head of a university / university
headmaster, schoolmaster, masterpresiding officer of a school
headmistressA woman headmaster
Broadereducator, pedagogue, pedagogsomeone who educates young people
Spanishdirectora, director
Catalandirectora, director
Nounsprincipalshipthe post of principal
English > principal: 7 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningAn actor who plays a principal role.
Synonymsstar, lead
Narrowerco-starOne of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film
film star, movie starA star who plays leading roles in the cinema
idol, matinee idolsomeone who is adored blindly and excessively
television star, TV starA star in a television show
Broaderactor, histrion, player, thespian, role playerA theatrical performer
Spanishestrella, protagonista
Catalanestrella, protagonista
English > principal: 7 senses > noun 4, possession
MeaningCapital as contrasted with the income derived from it.
Synonymscorpus, principal sum
Broadercapitalwealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
Spanishcorpus, masa patrimonial
English > principal: 7 senses > noun 5, person
Meaning(criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement.
Categorycriminal lawThe body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
Narrowercriminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactorsomeone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Broaderwrongdoer, offenderA person who transgresses moral or civil law
English > principal: 7 senses > noun 6, person
MeaningThe major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account.
Synonymdealer
Narrowerbroker-dealerA financial specialist who trades for his own account and so acts both as a broker and principal
Broaderfinancier, moneymanA person skilled in large scale financial transactions
Spanishcomerciante

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