- adj. 主要的；资本的
- n. 首长；校长；资本；当事人
CET4 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研 CET6
1、prin- + cip- + -al.
2、字面含义：that takes first. => first in importance, principal, chief, "main, most important," of persons.
- principal (adj.)
- c. 1300, "main, principal, chief, dominant, most important;" also "great, large," from Old French principal "main, most important," of persons, "princely, high-ranking" (11c.), from Latin principalis "first in importance; original, primitive," from princeps "first man, chief, leader" (see prince).
- principal (n.)
- c. 1300, "ruler, governor;" also "main part;" from principal (adj.) or from or influenced by noun uses in Old French and Latin. From mid-14c. in the sense of "money on which interest is paid;" 1827 as "person in charge of a public school," though meaning "head of a college or hall" was in English from mid-15c.
- 1. The two principal combustion products are water vapor and carbon dioxide.
- 2. City's principal marksman was Joe Harvey who scored seventeen goals.
- 3. The students passed a motion of no-confidence in the college principal.
- 4. Donald King is the principal of Dartmouth High School.
- 5. Stoppard had to recast four of the principal roles.
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