Definition of headmaster in English:

headmaster

noun

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

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

headmaster

/hɛdˈmɑːstə/