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.
More information about JOB
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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