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Synonyms for principalˈprɪn sə pəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. principal(noun)

    the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

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

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  2. principal, school principal, head teacher, head(noun)

    the educator who has executive authority for a school

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

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  3. star, principal, lead(noun)

    an actor who plays a principal role

    Synonyms:
    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, principal, 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

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  4. principal, corpus, principal sum(noun)

    capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

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

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  5. principal(noun)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  6. principal, dealer(adj)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

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

    most important element

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

Wiktionary

  1. principal(noun)

    Synonyms:
    headmistress, headmaster

  2. principal(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    client

  3. principal(noun)

    The money originally invested or loaned, on which basis interest and returns are calculated.

    Synonyms:
    main, primary, chief

  4. principal(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    dean

  5. principal(noun)

    The primary participant in a crime.

    Synonyms:
    ringleader

  6. principal(noun)

    A partner or owner of a business.

    Synonyms:
    proprietor

  7. principal(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    diapason

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. principal(n.)

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

  2. principal

    Synonyms:
    n. chief, head, leader, chief actor

  3. principal

    Synonyms:
    master, head master

  4. principal

    Synonyms:
    employer, constituent

  5. principal

    Synonyms:
    capital sum (placed at interest)

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. principal

    Synonyms:
    General practise principal


Translations for principal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مديرة, رئيسي, مديرArabic
  • প্রধান শিক্ষকBengali
  • hlavníCzech
  • rektorDanish
  • Schulvorsteher, Schulleiter, Schulleiterin, Schulvorsteherin, Schuldirektor, hauptsächlichGerman
  • kapitalo, precipa, lernejestroEsperanto
  • principal de escuela, jefe de estudios, principal, director, director de escuelaSpanish
  • pää-, rehtori, pääasiallinenFinnish
  • directeur, proviseur, directrice, proviseure, principalFrench
  • ard-ven-ynsee, ard-ynseyder, ard-venainshtyr, bun-argid, ard-vainshtyr, ard-er-ynseeManx
  • מְנַהֵל, מְנַהֶלֶתHebrew
  • Hungarian
  • principale, preside, capitaleItalian
  • 校長, 主要な, 学校長Japanese
  • atuarfiit pisortaat, atuarfiup pisortaaKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 校長, 원금, 학교 교장, 주요한, 교장Korean
  • kapitalasLithuanian
  • tumuaki, aporeiMāori
  • schoolhoofd, voornaamste, rector, principaalDutch
  • rektorNorwegian
  • kapitał, podstawowy, głównyPolish
  • principal, diretorPortuguese
  • principal, directorRomanian
  • [[основной, главный, директри́са, ре́ктор, дире́ктор, основной, [[основно́й]] [[долг]]Russian
  • glávenSlovene
  • kapitalbelopp, huvudsaklig, kapital, rektorSwedish
  • หลักThai
  • 校長, chủ yếu, chính, hiệu trưởngVietnamese
  • 主要Chinese

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