principal


principal
01. The child was sent to see the [principal] after threatening to beat up a smaller boy on the playground.
02. The [principal] reason why she quit her job was because she didn't feel she had any future there.
03. A wise man once said that all of the animals except man know that the [principal] business of life is to enjoy it.
04. The [principal] reason for Jane's success is her strong organizational skill.
05. Nathan Conway went to see the [principal] of the school about his son's football injury.
06. Continued lateness was the [principal] cause for her dismissal.
07. Harvey is overweight [principally] because he doesn't ever do any exercise.
08. Studies show that the [principal] reason people lie is to avoid punishment.
09. He has been the [principal] investor in the company since it was established in 1982.
10. We haven't even started paying the [principal] on our mortgage yet; we're still paying the interest.
11. I have two [principal] values in my life; honesty and loyalty.
12. Tourism, especially skiing, is the [principal] economic activity of the nation of Andorra.
13. The light spectrum is composed of seven [principal] colors.
14. The [principal] crop grown in Colombia is coffee.
15. There are three [principal] types of forest in Guyana; mangrove, hardwood, and tropical.
16. Uruguay's [principal] natural resource is its rich, black soil.
17. For hundreds of years, Bahrain's [principal] export, and most important source of revenue was pearls.
18. Islam is the [principal] religion of the Middle East, Asia, and of the northern half of Africa.
19. Alexander McArthur once wrote "Battles and sex are the only free diversions in slum life. Couple them with drink, which costs money, and you have the three [principal] outlets for that escape."
20. The politician took a [principled] stand against his own party's position on the issue.
21. All rivers and streams carry a certain amount of dissolved material which is derived [principally] from ground water.

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  • principal — principal, ale, aux [ prɛ̃sipal, o ] adj. et n. • 1119; « princier » 1080; lat. principalis « principal, du prince », de princeps I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui est le plus important, le premier parmi plusieurs. ⇒ 1. capital, essentiel, fondamental, primordial …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • principal — prin·ci·pal 1 / prin sə pəl/ adj 1: being the main or most important, consequential, or influential their principal place of business the principal obligor 2: of, relating to, or constituting principal or a principal the principal amount of the… …   Law dictionary

  • principal — principal, ale 1. (prin si pal, pa l ) adj. 1°   Qui est le plus considérable, en parlant de personnes. Les principaux magistrats. •   Quand on bâtit une maison, quoique les maçons, les charpentiers, les plombiers, les menuisiers travaillent bien …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • principal — Principal, Estre le Principal et plus excellent, Primas partes in re aliqua agere, Principatum tenere. Pansa a esté nostre principal aide et secours, Principem habuimus Pansam. Laquelle chose est la principale et la meilleure, et la plus forte,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Principal — may refer to: Education The head of an educational institution: *Principal (school), head of a primary or secondary school *Principal (university), chief executive of a university **Dean (education), a person with significant authority **Provost… …   Wikipedia

  • principal — PRINCIPÁL, Ă, principali, e, adj. Care are o importanţă deosebită sau cea mai mare importanţă; de căpetenie, de frunte. ♢ (gram.) Propoziţie principală (şi substantivat, f.) = propoziţie independentă dintr o frază, de care depind propoziţiile… …   Dicționar Român

  • Principal — Prin ci*pal, a. [F., from L. principalis. See {Prince}.] 1. Highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree; most considerable or important; chief; main; as, the principal officers of a Government; the principal men of a state; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • principal — (Del lat. principālis). 1. adj. Dicho de una persona o de una cosa: Que tiene el primer lugar en estimación o importancia y se antepone y prefiere a otras. 2. Dicho de una persona: Que es la primera en un negocio o en cuya cabeza está. 3.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • principal — principal, principle The spellings are occasionally confused even by the wariest users of English, the usual mistake being to use principle for the adjective principal. Principal is an adjective and noun and essentially means ‘chief’ (my… …   Modern English usage

  • principal — [prin′sə pəl] adj. [OFr < L principalis < princeps: see PRINCE] 1. first in rank, authority, importance, degree, etc. 2. that is or has to do with PRINCIPAL (n. 3) n. 1. a principal person or thing; specif., a) a ch …   English World dictionary

  • Principal — Prin ci*pal, n. 1. A leader, chief, or head; one who takes the lead; one who acts independently, or who has controlling authority or influence; as, the principal of a faction, a school, a firm, etc.; distinguished from a {subordinate}, {abettor} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English