Pronunciation of Principal
/pɹˈɪnsɪpə͡l/, /pɹˈɪnsɪpəl/, /p_ɹ_ˈɪ_n_s_ɪ_p_əl/
Synonyms for principal:
Other synonyms and related words:
whiz, senate, foreland, of import, monger, keynote, core, jumper cable, spark advance, tip, administrator, greatest, preeminent, main, whizz, original, ace, track, promontory, much, basic, genius, capital, elemental, head teacher, school principal, straits, wind, wiz, supreme, major, headspring, agent, trader, confidential information, highest, headway, chair, necessary, key, substantially, numero uno, overmastering, prior, provost, pb, primary, fountainhead, champion, big, great, brain, superstar, corpus, bargainer, mind, dealer, heading, principal sum, headliner, caput, primal, arch, overbearing, overwhelming, crowning, organic, head word, lead, forefront, elementary, virtuoso, cardinal, nous, adept, central, wizard, real, trail, leash, chancellor, educator, ultimate, actor, first, mavin, jumper lead, lead story, lead-in, grand, hint, point, maven, foremost, hotshot, paramount, Headmost, sensation, drumhead, radical, substantial, staple, predominant, bursar, Supereminent, fundamental, header, headland, cash, premier, top dog, top, steer, psyche, urgent, rector, prime, pencil lead, overriding, important, substantive, protagonist, dominant, pass, asterisk, number one, preponderant, question, sovereign, prevailing, tether, commanding, capitulum.
most important (adjective)
crowning, preeminent, arch, first, key, major, highest, cardinal, star, chief, champion, Supereminent, prime, supreme, prevailing, dominant, head, paramount, premier, greatest, leading, foremost, sovereign, main, predominant, capital, primary.
Sense 1 (noun)
first, greatest, dominant, crowning, cardinal, prevailing, major, premier, highest, key, ultimate, number one, supreme, foremost, paramount, preeminent, sovereign, capital, predominant, Supereminent, prime.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
chancellor, governing body, lunch lady, bursar, guidance counselor.
Sense 7 (noun)
kingpin, top dog.
manager, mahatma, proprietress, captain, headmaster, leader, master, officer, maestro, lord, executive, abbot, headmistress, mandarin, commandant, head, authority, chief, mother, guru, titleholder, director, squire, president, dean, senior, commander, landlord, kingpin, governor, landlady, proprietor, quartermaster, ruler, star, sire.
original amount of property either owned or owed (noun)
person in charge of organization, often an educational one (noun)
estate, effects, legacy, empire, real estate, wealth, title, kingdom, Resources, assets, manor, stock, holding, ranch, chattel, realm, property, realty, territory, inheritance, farm, goods, ground, fixtures, domain, land, possessions, belongings, possession.
Usage examples for principal:
- Papa seemed to think it would be very wise to ask you to take care of it, and pay me the income, I can't have the principal till I'm twenty- five. - "The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him", Paul Leicester Ford.
- Laud's second turned to his principal. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine.
- One of the latter may have been in fact the principal village of the Apiachi. - "The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California", Sherburne F. Cook.