English adjective: principal
|1.||principal most important element|
|Samples||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||chief, main, master, primary|
|Similar||important, of import|
English noun: principal
|1.||principal (possession) the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated|
|2.||principal (person) the educator who has executive authority for a school|
|Samples||She sent unruly pupils to see the principal.|
|Synonyms||head, head teacher, school principal|
|Broader (hypernym)||educator, pedagog, pedagogue|
|Narrower (hyponym)||chancellor, headmaster, headmistress, master, schoolmaster|
|3.||principal (person) an actor who plays a principal role|
|Broader (hypernym)||actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian|
|Narrower (hyponym)||co-star, film star, idol, matinee idol, movie star, television star, TV star|
|4.||principal (possession) capital as contrasted with the income derived from it|
|Synonyms||corpus, principal sum|
|5.||principal (person) (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement|
|Broader (hypernym)||offender, wrongdoer|
|Narrower (hyponym)||criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw|
|Domain category||criminal law|
|6.||principal (person) the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account|
|Broader (hypernym)||financier, moneyman|