What is principal?

  • (noun): The major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account.
    Synonyms: dealer
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on principal:

Isidore Newman School - Principals and Heads of School
... James Addicott, Principal, 1904-1908 ... Henson, Principal, 1908-1947 ... Eddie Kalin, Principal, 1948-1964 ...
Valley Symphony Orchestra (LAVC)
... The principal strings of the VSO are the members of the Kadima String Quartet Eric km Clark, concertmaster Andrew Tholl, principal second violin Beth Elliott ...
Glenunga International High School - Principal
... The current principal is Wendy Johnson, who commenced her term at the beginning of 2008 ... She was previously the principal of Victor Harbor High School and has experience as a teacher, administrator and district director ... who started at the school in 1992, retired as principal at the end of 2007 ...
Woodbridge High School (New Jersey) - Administration
... members of the school's administration are Arthur Lee Warren, Principal Kenneth Pace, Vice Principal Martin Scarano, Vice Principal ...
Montacute House - Interior - First Floor
... and state hence, its position at the head of the principal staircase, making it the finale of a processional route ... This small room at the head of the principal staircase divides the former Great Chamber from what would have been a principal bedroom ... Originally one of the principal bedrooms, during the early 20th century it became Lord Curzon's bedroom and as such was equipped with a plumbed bath hidden in a wardrobe, one of the few ...

More definitions of "principal":

  • (noun): The educator who has executive authority for a school.
    Example: "She sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
    Synonyms: school principal, head teacher, head
  • (adj): Most important element.
    Example: "The principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"
    Synonyms: chief, main, primary
  • (noun): Capital as contrasted with the income derived from it.
    Synonyms: corpus, principal sum
  • (noun): An actor who plays a principal role.
    Synonyms: star, lead
  • (noun): The original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated.

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