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Definition 1: the educator who has executive authority for a school - [noun denoting person]

Samples where principal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

Synonyms for principal in the sense of this definition

(principal is a kind of ...) someone who educates young people

(... is a kind of principal ) the honorary or titular head of a university

(... is a kind of principal ) presiding officer of a school

(... is a kind of principal ) a woman headmaster

Definition 2: an actor who plays a principal role - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for principal in the sense of this definition

(principal is a kind of ...) a theatrical performer

(... is a kind of principal ) one of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film

(... is a kind of principal ) a star who plays leading roles in the cinema

(... is a kind of principal ) someone who is adored blindly and excessively

(... is a kind of principal ) a star in a television show

Definition 3: the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for principal in the sense of this definition

(principal is a kind of ...) a person skilled in large scale financial transactions

(... is a kind of principal ) a financial specialist who trades for his own account and so acts both as a broker and principal

Definition 4: (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement - [noun denoting person]

(principal is a kind of ...) a person who transgresses moral or civil law

(... is a kind of principal ) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

(principal belongs to category ...) the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

Definition 5: the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated - [noun denoting possession]

(principal is a kind of ...) money or goods or services owed by one person to another

(... is part of principal) the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)

Definition 6: capital as contrasted with the income derived from it - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for principal in the sense of this definition

(principal is a kind of ...) wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

Definition 7: most important element - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where principal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for principal in the sense of this definition

(principal is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

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