principal

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 principal — [adj] most important arch, capital, cardinal, champion, chief, controlling, crowning, dominant, essential, first, foremost, greatest, head, highest, incomparable, key, leading, main, mainline, major, matchless, maximum, outstanding, paramount,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 principal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) first in order of importance; main. 2) denoting an original sum of money invested or lent. ► NOUN 1) the most important person in an organization or group. 2) the head of a school or college. 3) a sum of money lent or invested, on… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Principal — steht für eine alte Schreibweise von Prinzipal den Nachnamen von Victoria Principal (* 1946), US amerikanische Schauspielerin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit dems …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 15 principal — (adj.) late 13c., from O.Fr. principal (11c.), from L. principalis first in importance, from princeps (see PRINCE (Cf. prince)). The noun is c.1300 in the sense of ruler; mid 14c. in the sense of money on which interest is paid; 1827 as person in …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 principal — adj. 2 g. 1. Que é o primeiro, o mais considerado, o mais importante (de um certo grupo). 2. Fundamental, essencial. 3.  [Música] Diz se da parte cantante de uma sinfonia. • s. m. 4. Prelado superior de um colégio ou corporação. 5. O que há de… …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 17 Principāl — (v. lat.), 1) ursprünglich; 2) vorzüglich, hauptsächlich; 3) der Herr seinen Brödlingen gegenüber; 4) der Besitzer od. Chef einer Handlung, einer Buchdruckerei; 5) bei Speditionsgeschäften der Eigenthümer od. Absender einer Waare; 6) der… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 Principal — Principal, der Vorsteher, Herr, der Erste; in der Orgel die tiefste offene Stimme, die Hauptstimme des Orgelwerks, mit starken Metallpfeifen, im Manual 8 , seltener 16füßig, im Pedal (P.haß) 16 , seltener 32füßig. Ferner die 3. Trompetenstimme… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 19 principal — Primero en autoridad e importancia. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …

    Diccionario médico

  • 20 principal — фр. [прэнсипа/ль] principale ит. [принчипа/ле] Prinzipal нем. [принципа/ль] принципал, гл. открытые лабиальные голоса органа …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов


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