Definition of headmaster in English:

headmaster

noun

British
  • A man who is the head teacher in a school.

    head
    • ‘And like at school, the headmaster and his associates want to make sure everyone is on best behaviour.’
    • ‘Born in Lancashire, the son of the headmaster of Ripon Grammar School, Peter studied art at Leeds School of Art.’
    • ‘I really enjoyed it and it was wonderful meeting my old headmaster and old class teacher.’
    • ‘The headmaster of Settle High School criticised parents who kept their distance from the school.’
    • ‘It could perfectly well be a professor of divinity, or the headmaster of a public school.’
    • ‘At that moment Mr Hill's active and fulfilling life as a headmaster of a leading secondary school senselessly ended.’
    • ‘Regional party secretaries, headmasters and teachers were forced to wear placards confessing their crimes as a ‘counter-revolutionary revisionist element’.’
    • ‘When we got there, there was a long hallway with portraits of the past headmasters and headmistresses hanging on the walls and an oak doorway at the end of the hall.’
    • ‘I talked to her teachers and the headmaster, but although they were sympathetic, they didn't seem interested.’
    • ‘I practically have my own chair waiting outside the headmaster's office.’
    • ‘So far former teachers, headmasters and farmers have been interviewed for the project.’
    • ‘However the headmaster of the High School that Alice attended was much less supportive.’
    • ‘It was further alleged that a council should be found vicariously liable for the negligence of a headmasters and teachers' advisory centre for not assessing and referring the cases concerned in the proper manner.’
    • ‘The students and the headmaster at the boys-only grammar school backed his stand.’
    • ‘Congratulations to the headmaster and teachers for staging the event, it was magical.’
    • ‘The students were mostly of revolutionary stock while most of the teachers, especially the headmaster, were royalists.’
    • ‘Now all the naïve parents and teachers, including the headmasters and mistresses, can see what your ‘darling’ children are up too.’
    • ‘An emergency meeting of Skipton school headmasters and managers met to discuss an outbreak of measles in the town.’
    • ‘The documentary, besides focusing on the history of the institution, which has over 4,000 boys on its rolls, also includes interfaces with former teachers, headmasters and old boys of the institution.’
    • ‘That night we had dinner with the headmaster and vice headmasters (1 school president and 3 vice presidents).’
    leader, chief, boss, controller, master, supervisor, governor, superintendent, foreman, forewoman, headman
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Pronunciation:

headmaster

/hɛdˈmɑːstə/