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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
principal /'prinsəpəl/
  • tính từ
    • chính, chủ yếu
      • principal cause: nguyên nhân chính
      • principal boy: vai nam chính (trong một vở tuồng câm)
      • principal girl: vai nữ chính (trong một vở tuồng câm)
    • (ngôn ngữ học) chính
      • principal clause: mệnh đề chính
  • danh từ
    • người đứng đầu
    • giám đốc, hiệu trưởng
      • lady principal: bà hiệu trưởng
    • chủ, chủ mướn, chủ thuê
    • người uỷ nhiệm
    • người đọ súng (đọ gươm) tay đôi
    • thủ phạm chính
    • (thương nghiệp) tiền vốn; vốn chính, vốn nguyên thuỷ
    • (kiến trúc) xà cái, xà chính
Concise Dictionary
+the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
+the educator who has executive authority for a school
+an actor who plays a principal role
+capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
+the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account
+most important element
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 chief, primary, prime, paramount, main, first, foremost, ranking, pre-eminent, predominant, dominant, prevailing; leading, starring:
The principal reason I'm here is to see you. The principal food of the people is corn. The principal role was sung by Pavarotti
2 important, prominent, leading, key, cardinal:
Cuba is a principal source of sugar.
3 owner, proprietor, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, (managing) director, head, president, chief, chief executive officer, CEO, manager or Brit manageress, superintendent, supervisor, Colloq boss, US (head or chief) honcho:
We should talk to the principals about buying that company.
4 dean, director, Chiefly Brit headmaster, headmistress, master, rector, (vice-)chancellor:
His appointment as principal is for a two-year period.
5 (working) capital, capital funds, resources, investment, backing, (cash) reserve(s), assets; money:
She is fortunate to be able to live on the income from her investments, without touching the principal
6 star, lead, heroine, hero, leading lady or man, leading role, main part; diva, première danseuse, premier danseur, prima donna, prima ballerina:
The principal in the ballet company was a Russian.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun
+ adjective [only before noun] most important; main: The principal reason for this omission is lack of time. + New roads will link the principal cities of the area. + Tourist revenue is now our principal source of wealth. + My principal concern is to get the job done fast. + The violins have the principal tune.
+ noun
1 (BrE) the person who is in charge of a college or a university: Peter Brown, principal of St John's college
See also - DEAN
2 (AmE) = HEAD TEACHER: Principal Ray Smith
3 [usually sing.] (finance) an amount of money that you lend to sb or invest to earn interest
4 the person who has the most important part in a play, an opera, etc: The performance of the two principals is disappointing.
5 (technical) a person that you are representing, especially in business or law: The shareholders are principals and the managers are agents.
Collocation Dictionary


college, school

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be, work as ~
She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.

study to be, train as, train to be ~
She trained as a painter and sculptor.

start (work) as ~
He started work as a trainee chef.

become, qualify as ~
She qualified as a vet last year.

employ (sb as), have
The company employs more than 1500 engineers.

engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
They have recruited a new designer.

appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.

dismiss, fire, sack ~
The club have sacked their coach.

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