Results for principal

Definitions of principal:

part of speech: noun

A principal person or thing: a head, as of a school or college: one who takes a leading part: money on which interest is paid: ( arch.) a main beam or timber: ( law) the perpetrator of a crime, or an abettor: ( music) an organ stop.

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: noun

A head or chief; one who takes the lead; the governor or chief in authority; the proprietor or head of a school or academy; the capital or chief sum, as one lent on interest.

part of speech: noun

The chief in authority; head of a firm or school; a sum of money drawing interest.

part of speech: adjective

Taking the first place: highest in character or importance: chief.

part of speech: adjective

Highest in rank or character; the most important; chief; leading; capital; essential.

part of speech: adjective

First or highest in rank, value, character, degree, or importance; most important; main; chief.

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