What is principal?

  • (noun): The original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on principal:

Woodbridge High School (New Jersey) - Administration
... administration are Arthur Lee Warren, Principal Kenneth Pace, Vice Principal Martin Scarano, Vice Principal ...
Isidore Newman School - Principals and Heads of School
... James Addicott, Principal, 1904-1908 ... Henson, Principal, 1908-1947 ... Eddie Kalin, Principal, 1948-1964 ...
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 ... Robert Knight, who started at the school in 1992, retired as principal at the end of 2007 ...
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, principal viola Lynn Angebranndt, principal ...

More definitions of "principal":

  • (noun): The major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account.
    Synonyms: dealer
  • (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 educator who has executive authority for a school.
    Example: "She sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
    Synonyms: school principal, head teacher, head

Famous quotes containing the word principal:

    The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    God should not be called an individual substance, since the principal of individuation is matter.
    Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274)

    Today, only a fool would offer herself as the singular role model for the Good Mother. Most of us know not to tempt the fates. The moment I felt sure I had everything under control would invariably be the moment right before the principal called to report that one of my sons had just driven somebody’s motorcycle through the high school gymnasium.
    Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)