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ˈhɛdˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stərhead·mas·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. headmaster, schoolmaster, masternoun

    presiding officer of a school

Wiktionary

  1. headmasternoun

    (Chiefly British.) A male school principal.

  2. Etymology: From head + master

Freebase

  1. Headmaster

    A head teacher or school principal is the most senior teacher, leader and manager of a school. In the past, the headmaster or headmistress of a British private school was often the owner of the school or a member of the owning family, and the position often remained in the family for many generations. In Scotland, such officials are sometimes known as the "rector", most commonly in independent schools. In North America, Australia and Ireland, such officials are usually known as the "school principal", but some schools, primarily independent schools, use the term "headmaster" or "head master". As in Scotland, the term "rector" is still in use in the United States in independent, religious schools as by tradition, the Head of School was also a priest. Some American state schools, such as Boston Latin School, Brooklyn Latin School, and Milpitas High School, also use the term "headmaster", either because of its history or historical connections. In Britain, the terms "headmaster" and "headmistress" used to be the official title throughout both state and private schools, with "head teacher" only being used as a term to refer to them collectively. In recent years, however, most state schools have switched to the gender-neutral "head teacher" as the official title. Nevertheless, the gender-specific terms are still in common use, and is still the official title at some of the remaining state grammar schools and most private schools. Some use other terms, such as "high master". Private schools frequently use other titles for officials under the head teacher.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'headmaster' in Nouns Frequency: #2621

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  1. headstream

  2. streamhead

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of headmaster in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of headmaster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of headmaster in a Sentence

  1. Adib Zalkapli:

    Just last week nobody would have thought that this posh boarding school boy would be rear ended by his old political headmaster.

  2. Paul. F. Meekin:

    Since I've been in the education business - often the only way to relate to teachers, parents & children - are with words of wisdom. If I could know all the wise books by heart - I would stand a chance at being a better Headmaster. Also for when it comes to my family & friends - that knowledge would always be there to give inspiration & encouragement & tell me who can't use that with their relatives!

  3. Judge Thomas Ingram:

    I stone-cold guarantee that's where you'll end up, i'm not your headmaster, I'm not your father -- I'm a judge.

  4. Michal Schwartze:

    Fortunately, I have colleagues who are sensitive and a headmaster who has an interest in preventing anti-Semitism.

  5. Paul. F. Meekin:

    The truth is that we are all born into this world quite ignorant, personally I like to think of my behavior in my youth as a "learning experience." I have a great many regrets, and I'm sure most everyone does. However as a Headmaster I now feel that I must protect the memory of those stupid things, so I can teach the value of them to my students. However if they don't want my advice they can always go get a "learning experience" for themselves!

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