dealer vs principal what difference

what is difference between dealer and principal

English

Etymology

From Middle English delare, from Old English dǣlere, equivalent to deal +‎ -er. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Deeler, West Frisian dieler, Dutch deler, German Teiler, Swedish delare.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdiːlə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -iːlə(ɹ)

Noun

dealer (plural dealers)

  1. One who deals in goods, especially automobiles; a middleman.
    Synonyms: salesman, peddler
  2. A drug dealer, one who peddles illicit drugs.
    Synonym: peddler
  3. A particular type of stock broker or trader.
  4. The person who deals the cards in a card game.
  5. One who deals or metes out anything.
    • 2018, Kate Stanley, Practices of Surprise in American Literature after Emerson (page 90)
      Dealt a decisive blow, Newman himself becomes a vengeful dealer of blows, perpetuating the repetitive cycle of repression and eruption []

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Leader, leader, leared, red ale, redeal, relade, relead

French

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English deal, suffixed with -er.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di.le/

Verb

dealer

  1. (slang) to deal (drugs)
Conjugation
Derived terms
  • dealeur

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English dealer.

Alternative forms

  • dealeur

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di.lœʁ/

Noun

dealer m (plural dealers, feminine dealeuse)

  1. (slang) drug dealer

Anagrams

  • leader

Indonesian

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English dealer, from Middle English delare, from Old English dǣlere. Doublet of diler.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [d̪eˈalər]
  • Hyphenation: dé‧a‧lêr

Noun

dealer (first-person possessive dealerku, second-person possessive dealermu, third-person possessive dealernya)

  1. dealer:
    1. distributor
      Synonyms: agen, bandar, distributor, pemasok, penyalur, penyuplai, tauke, pengedar
    2. drug dealer

Further reading

  • “dealer” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): //ˈdi.lɛr//

Noun

dealer m pers (feminine dealerka)

  1. Alternative spelling of diler.

Declension

Derived terms

  • (noun) dealerstwo
  • (adjective) dealerski

Further reading

  • dealer in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • dealer in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English dealer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdileɾ/, [ˈd̪i.leɾ]

Noun

dealer m (plural dealers)

  1. dealer


English

Alternative forms

  • principall (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English principal, from Old French principal, from Latin prīncipālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɪnsɪpəl/, /ˈpɹɪnsəpəl/
  • (US, nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɪnsɪp̬əl/, /ˈpɹɪnsəp̬əl/
  • Hyphenation: prin‧ci‧pal
  • Homophone: principle

Adjective

principal (comparative more principal, superlative most principal)

  1. Primary; most important; first level in importance.
    • 1760 [1726], Homer, tr. Alexander Pope, The Odyssey, Volume 2, page 217,
      In a word, the Epiſodes of Homer are complete Epiſodes; they are proper to the ſubject, because they are drawn from the ground of the fable; they are ſo joined to the principal action, that one is the neceſſary conſequence of the other, either truly or probably: and laſtly, they are imperfect members which do not make a complete and finiſhed body; for an Epiſode that makes a complete action, cannot be part of a principal action; as is eſſential to all Epiſodes.
    • 1995, Madeleine Cabos, Baedeker Paris, page 105,
      The principal treasure of ths department, however, is the Stele of Hammurabi (1792—1750 B.C.), king of the first Babylonian kingdom, a basalt cylinder 2.25m/7ft 5in. inscribed with Hammurabi′s laws written in Akkadian in cuneiform script.
    • 2005, Ruth N. Collins, Application of Phylogenetic Algorithms to Assess Rab Functional Relationships, Sidney P. Colowick, Alan Hall (editors), Methods in Enzymology, Volume 403, page 22,
      In theory, there are the same number of principal components as there are variables, but in practice, usually only a few of the principal components need to be identified to account for most of the data variance.
  2. (obsolete, Latinism) Of or relating to a prince; princely.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)

Usage notes

Principal should not be confused with principle. Principle is always a noun, which is sometimes erroneously used with the meaning of the adjective principal.

  • Incorrect: He is the principle musician in the band
  • Correct: He is the principal musician in the band

A mnemonic to avoid this confusion is “The principal alphabetic principle places A before E“.

Principal is generally not used in the comparative or superlative in formal writing, as the meaning is already superlative. However, like unique, it is sometimes used in this way.

Synonyms

  • (primary): chief, main, primary

Related terms

  • principally

Translations

Noun

principal (countable and uncountable, plural principals)

  1. (finance, uncountable) The money originally invested or loaned, on which basis interest and returns are calculated.
    A portion of your mortgage payment goes to reduce the principal, and the rest covers interest.
    • 1902, William Pember Reeves, State Experiments in Australia and New Zealand, Volume 1, 2011, Cambridge University Press, page 342,
      In March 1902, I find in the statement of liabilities and assets £711 put down as arrears of interest, but there is no entry of arrears of principal.
    • 2012, Denis Clifford, Plan Your Estate, 11th Edition, NOLO, US, page 298,
      For instance, in some states, dividends that have automatically been reinvested will be treated as principal.
    • 2012, Fred Steingold, Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business, page 88,
      If you know the principal amount, the interest rate, and the number of years the payments will be made, you can consult an amortization calculator or schedule to arrive at the monthly payment.
  2. (Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand) The chief administrator of a school.
    • 1971, Louis Kaplan, Education and Mental Health, page 413,
      The important administrative figure to the teacher is the school principal.
    • 2008, Brian Dive, The Accountable Leader: Developing Effective Leadership Through Managerial Accountability, page 212,
      The problem was neatly summed up by one principal in Australia who said recently: ‘There is no incentive for me to develop my best teachers to become my successor. []
    • 2009, Colin J. Marsh, Key Concepts for Understanding Curriculum, page 132,
      Now renamed Teaching Australia, its officers are undertaking exploratory steps in developing professional standards for school leaders. A National Standards Drafting Group of volunteer principals is currently drafting principal standards (Teaching Australia, 2007).
    • 2011, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2011-2012, page 45,
      Principals are now being held more accountable for the performance of students and teachers, while at the same time they are required to adhere to a growing number of government regulations.
  3. (Britain, Canada) The chief executive and chief academic officer of a university or college.
    • 1967, University of Edinburgh Graduates′ Association, University of Edinburgh Journal, Volumes 23-24, page 314,
      Unlike the students, Principal Robertson, who now resided almost alone in the College, continued to use the accistomed route on his visits to the Old Town; and it “became the joke of the day that from being the principal gate it had become only a gate for the Principal.”5
  4. (law) A legal person that authorizes another (the agent) to act on their behalf; or on whose behalf an agent or gestor in a negotiorum gestio acts.
    When an attorney represents a client, the client is the principal who permits the attorney, the client′s agent, to act on the client′s behalf.
    My principal sells metal shims.
    • 1958, American Law Institute. Restatement of the Law, Second: Agency 2d, Volume 7, page 533,
      The firm admitted the amount owed, but averred as an affirmative defense that it had hired the expert as an agent of a disclosed principal, the client.
    • 1966, Pan American Union, The Marketing Structure for Selected Processed Food Products: In Sweden, Denmark, Norway, The Federal Republic of Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom, page 34,
      A food broker has been defined as an independent sales agent who performs the services of negotiating the sale of food and/or grocery products for and on account of the seller as principal.
    • 2009, California Continuing Education of the Bar, California Probate Code, page 375,
      An attorney-in-fact has a duty to act solely in yhe interest of the principal and to avoid conflicts of interest.
  5. (law) The primary participant in a crime.
    • 1915, Eugene Allen Gilmore, Wiliam Charles Wermuth, Modern American Law, page 125,
      The accessories may be prosecuted, tried and punished, though the principal has not been prosecuted or has been acquitted.
  6. (Canada, US) A partner or owner of a business.
  7. (music) A diapason, a type of organ stop on a pipe organ.
  8. (architecture, engineering) The construction that gives shape and strength to a roof, generally a truss of timber or iron; or, loosely, the most important member of a piece of framing.
  9. The first two long feathers of a hawk’s wing.
    • 1856, John Henry Walsh, Manual of British Rural Sports
      The first two feathers – Principals
  10. One of the turrets or pinnacles of waxwork and tapers with which the posts and centre of a funeral hearse were formerly crowned
  11. (obsolete) An essential point or rule; a principle.
  12. A dancer at the highest rank within a professional dance company, particularly a ballet company.
  13. (computing) A security principal.

Usage notes

Principal should not be confused with principle. They are both nouns, but principle means “moral rule”, while principal may refer to a person or entity.

  • Incorrect: He is the principle of our school
  • Correct: He is the principal of our school

Synonyms

  • (original money invested or loaned):
  • (school administrator): headteacher n, headmaster m, headmistress f
  • (chief executive and chief academic officer of a university or college): dean
  • (one under whose direction and on whose behalf an agent acts): client
  • (company represented by a salesperson):
  • (primary participant in a crime): ringleader
  • (owner of or partner in a business): proprietor
  • (organ stop): diapason

Coordinate terms

  • (original money invested or loaned): interest
  • (school administrator): master, mistress
  • (chief executive and chief academic officer of a university or college): bursar
  • (primary participant in a crime): accessory

Related terms

  • principalship

Translations

References

See also

  • PITI payment
  • prince
  • principality
  • principle

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin prīncipālis.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /pɾin.siˈpal/

Adjective

principal (masculine and feminine plural principals)

  1. main; principal
    • a partir de l’any 1799 Urgias va ser un dels principals animadors del Parnàs Alguerès

Derived terms

  • principalment

Related terms

  • principalitat
  • principi

Further reading

  • “principal” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin prīncipālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʁɛ̃.si.pal/

Adjective

principal (feminine singular principale, masculine plural principaux, feminine plural principales)

  1. main, key, principal

Usage notes

This is one of the French adjectives that can occur either before or after the noun. When located before the noun, the adjective is more strongly emphasized.

Derived terms

  • conseiller principal d’éducation
  • plat principal
  • principalement
  • séquence principale

Noun

principal m (plural principaux, feminine principale)

  1. someone or something which is important, key, paramount
  2. principal (school administrator)
  3. (finance) principal (the money originally invested or loaned)

Further reading

  • “principal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Pronunciation

Adjective

principal m or f (plural principais)

  1. main, principal

Related terms

  • principalmente

Occitan

Pronunciation

Adjective

principal m (feminine singular principala, masculine plural principals, feminine plural principalas)

  1. main, principal

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin principālis (first; principal), from prīncipium (beginning).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pri‧ci‧pal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective

principal m or f (plural principais, comparable)

  1. main; principal (most important)
    Synonym: primário
  2. fundamental; essential
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:importante, Thesaurus:importante
  3. (astronomy, of a heavenly body) having another body orbiting it
    Synonym: primário
  4. (grammar, of a sentence) not subordinate

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:principal.

Antonyms

  • (main): secundário
  • (fundamental): See Thesaurus:importante
  • (having another body orbiting it): orbitante
  • (said of a sentence which is not subordinate): subordinado

Noun

principal m (plural principais)

  1. prelate of a religious, educational or commercial institution
    Synonyms: diretor, prelado

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:principal.

Related terms

  • principalidade
  • principalmente
  • príncipe
  • princípio

Romanian

Etymology

From French principal, from Latin principalis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /prin.t͡ʃiˈpal/

Adjective

principal m or n (feminine singular principală, masculine plural principali, feminine and neuter plural principale)

  1. principal, primary, chief, foremost

Declension

Synonyms

  • central

Antonyms

  • secundar

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin principālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /pɾinθiˈpal/, [pɾĩn̟.θiˈpal]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /pɾinsiˈpal/, [pɾĩn.siˈpal]
  • Hyphenation: prin‧ci‧pal

Adjective

principal (plural principales)

  1. main, most important
  2. essential

Derived terms

Noun

principal m (plural principales)

  1. chief, boss

Related terms

  • principio
  • principe

Swedish

Noun

principal c

  1. a principal; one who directs another (the agent) to act on one’s behalf

Declension

See also

  • princip
  • principiell

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