Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) 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 principal productions of a country; the principal arguments in a case.
2. (a.) of or pertaining to a prince; princely.
3. (n.) 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, auxiliary, or assistant.
4. (n.) The chief actor in a crime, or an abettor who is present at it, -- as distinguished from an accessory.
5. (n.) A chief obligor, promisor, or debtor, -- as distinguished from a surety.
6. (n.) One who employs another to act for him, -- as distinguished from an agent.
7. (n.) A thing of chief or prime importance; something fundamental or especially conspicuous.
8. (n.) A capital sum of money, placed out at interest, due as a debt or used as a fund; -- so called in distinction from interest or profit.
9. (n.) The construction which gives shape and strength to a roof, -- generally a truss of timber or iron, but there are roofs with stone principals. Also, loosely, the most important member of a piece of framing.
10. (n.) In English organs the chief open metallic stop, an octave above the open diapason. On the manual it is four feet long, on the pedal eight feet. In Germany this term corresponds to the English open diapason.
11. (n.) A heirloom; a mortuary.
12. (n.) The first two long feathers of a hawk's wing.
13. (n.) One of turrets or pinnacles of waxwork and tapers with which the posts and center of a funeral hearse were formerly crowned.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPRINCIPAL
prin'-si-pal: Appears in the King James Version as a translation of nine Hebrew words (fewer in the Revised Version (British and American)), in one case (Isaiah 28:25) being used quite wrongly and in 2 Kings 25:19 (Jeremiah 52:25); 1 Chronicles 24:31 gives a wrong sense (all corrected in the Revised Version (British and American)). In 1 Kings 4:5, "principal officer" (the American Standard Revised Version "chief minister") is an arbitrary translation of kohen to avoid "priest" (so the English Revised Version; compare 2 Samuel 8:18).
Greek1851. exoche -- a projection, eminence
... principal. From a compound of ek and echo (meaning to stand out); prominence
(figuratively) -- principal. see GREEK ek. see GREEK echo. (exochen) -- 1 Occurrence ...
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5056. telos -- an end, a toll
2774. kephalaion -- of the head, the main point
1936. epithesis -- a laying on, an assault
3379. mepote -- never, lest ever
5225. huparcho -- to begin, to be ready or at hand, to be
4413. protos -- first, chief
2532. kai -- and, even, also
Strong's Hebrew3383. Yarden -- the principal river of Pal.
... 3382, 3383. Yarden. 3384 . the principal river of Pal. ... Word Origin from yarad
Definition the principal river of Pal. NASB Word Usage Jordan (182). Jordan. ...
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7795. sowrah -- perhaps a row
7225. reshith -- beginning, chief
8291. saruq -- vine tendrils or clusters
3548. kohen -- priest
1. ab -- father
8269. sar -- chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince
117. addir -- majestic
7218. rosh -- head
8636. tarbith -- increment, interest, usury
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ThesaurusPrincipal (28 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree; most considerable
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Chief (696 Occurrences)
Main (17 Occurrences)
Leader (183 Occurrences)
Beam (17 Occurrences)
Ashtoreth (3 Occurrences)
Elamites (2 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordancePrincipal (28 Occurrences)
Mark 6:21 At length Herodias found her opportunity. Herod on his birthday gave a banquet to the nobles of his court and to the tribunes and the principal people in Galilee,
Luke 19:47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him:
Acts 14:12 They called Barnabas 'Zeus,' and Paul, as being the principal speaker, 'Hermes.'
Acts 16:12 thence also to Philippi, which is a principal city of the part of Macedonia -- a colony. And we were in this city abiding certain days,
Acts 17:4 And certain of them did believe, and attached themselves to Paul and to Silas, also of the worshipping Greeks a great multitude, of the principal women also not a few.
Acts 25:2 Then the high priest and the principal men of the Jews informed him against Paul, and they begged him,
Acts 25:23 So on the next day, when Agrippa and Bernice had come with great pomp, and they had entered into the place of hearing with the commanding officers and principal men of the city, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in.
Acts 28:7 And in the neighbourhood of that place were lands of the principal man of the island, by name Publius, who, having received us, three days did courteously lodge 'us';
Acts 28:17 And it came to pass after three days, Paul called together those who are the principal men of the Jews, and they having come together, he said unto them: 'Men, brethren, I -- having done nothing contrary to the people, or to the customs of the fathers -- a prisoner from Jerusalem, was delivered up to the hands of the Romans;
Exodus 30:23 Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
Exodus 34:31 And Moses called to them; and they turned to him, Aaron and all the principal men of the assembly; and Moses talked with them.
Exodus 35:27 And the principal men brought the onyx stones, and the stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate;
Leviticus 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.
Numbers 5:7 Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed.
1 Kings 4:5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer, and the king's friend:
2 Kings 25:19 And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:
1 Chronicles 8:28 These were the chief fathers, according to their generations, principal men; these dwelt in Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 24:6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 24:31 These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.
1 Chronicles 27:5 The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah (the son of Jehoiada, a principal officer): he was head; and in his division were twenty-four thousand.
Nehemiah 11:17 And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Isaiah 16:8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
Isaiah 28:25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?
Jeremiah 25:34 Wail, you shepherds, and cry; and wallow in ashes, you principal of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and you shall fall like a goodly vessel.
Jeremiah 25:35 The shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
Jeremiah 25:36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Yahweh lays waste their pasture.
Micah 5:5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
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