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principal

principal(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (education)
a. el director
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la directora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Randy! If you interrupt me one more time, I will send you to the principal's office. Understood?¡Randy! Si me vuelves a interrumpir, te voy a mandar a la oficina del director. ¿Entendido?
The new principal is enforcing stricter rules and regulations.El nuevo director va a imponer reglas y normas más estrictas.
b. el rector
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la rectora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(college)
The application form should be completed by the university principal.La rectora de la universidad debe rellenar el formulario de solicitud.
2. (finance)
a. el capital
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Can I withdraw my principal before 30 days?¿Puedo retirar mi capital inversor antes de 30 días?
3. (arts)
a. el protagonista
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la protagonista
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(theater)
Who was the principal in the movie we watched last night?¿Quién fue la protagonista de la película que vimos anoche?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (foremost)
a. principal
My work is my principal source of income.Mi trabajo es mi principal fuente de ingresos.
5. (music)
a. primer
Mark is the principal violinist in the New York Symphony Orchestra.Mark es el primer violonista para la Orquesta Sinfónica de Nueva York.
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principal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of school)
a. el director(ora)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la director(ora)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of university)
a. el rector(ora)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la rector(ora)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (general)
a. principal
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principal [ˈprɪnsɪpəl]
adjective
1 [+reason, cause, source] principal
our principal concern is the well-being of our children nuestra mayor or principal preocupación es el bienestar de nuestros hijos
he is the principal shareholder of the company they are the principal target of racial prejudice the principal reason for my change of mind is this the country's principal source of foreign exchange earnings the Rohan Chabots' principal residence is now in the country the industrial nations are the principal cause of most environmental problems the principal aim of inspectors is to monitor or enforce standards their principal concern is bound to be that of winning the next general election taxpayers can only claim deductions if their home is their principal place of business Iran must bear the principal responsibility for the tragedy the principal ingredient is corn she was the principal beneficiary in his will a formidable battery of attorneys represented the hearing's many parties - /principal among them were Sir Rufus Isaacs, Sir Robert Finlay and Mr Thomas Scanlan/ the principal [parts] of a verb the teacher told them to learn the principal parts of ten irregular verbs
2 (Mús) primero
she is principal horn with the CBSO principal conductor at the New York City Opera one of his biggest problems was the attitude of a number of the principal players principal trombone, Roger Oyster, says the regional tour has developed greatly
3 (Economics)
principal amount capital (m) principal; principal (m)
when the loan ends the entire principal amount will be due
noun
1 [of school, college] directoradirectora (m) (f);a directora (Univ) rectorarectora (m) (f);a rectora
Donald King is the principal of Dartmouth High School complaints began arriving at the principal's office he felt like a schoolboy going to the principal's office for questioning
2 (Teat) protagonista (m) principal
the principals are all well known television actors
3 (Mús) primeraprimera instrumentista (m);a primera
the orchestra has a number of exceptionally talented principals
4 (Economics) capital (m); principal (m)
principal and interest el principal y los intereses
you will end up repaying £116,010 which is nearly four times the principal person employing agent, lawyer chief perpetrator of a crime principal and agent in Civil Service he reached the grade of principal by the age of 26
modifier
the primary function of the minor characters is to support the principal actors the principal actor in the effort to scale down environmental standards is the Vice President Shikanai was one of the principal actors responsible for bringing the heyday of trade unionism in Japan to a close
principal boy (n) (Britain) (Teat) joven héroe (m) papel de actriz en la "pantomime" navideña; (papel de actriz en la "pantomime" navideña)
the hero is played by a woman and is called the principal boy Daryl Hannah transforms herself from a gossamer-clad fairy to Principal Boy the verb in the principal clause is in the passive
note See culture box in entry pantomime.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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