Definition of headmaster in English:

headmaster

noun

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

    • ‘These schools will be getting some new furniture for the teachers and the headmasters' offices.’
    • ‘The students were mostly of revolutionary stock while most of the teachers, especially the headmaster, were royalists.’
    • ‘Congratulations to the headmaster and teachers for staging the event, it was magical.’
    • ‘Eight principals or headmasters were initially contacted.’
    • ‘Pettigrew studied the role of the founding headmaster of a private British boarding school.’
    • ‘That night we had dinner with the headmaster and vice headmasters (1 school president and 3 vice presidents).’
    • ‘Born in Lancashire, the son of the headmaster of Ripon Grammar School, Peter studied art at Leeds School of Art.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I practically have my own chair waiting outside the headmaster's office.’
    • ‘Today there are two pretenders to the title of headmaster, each self-appointed.’
    • ‘But later, the headmaster actually went into the bin and put all the pieces together!’
    • ‘Sketch themes include sub-literate headmasters, a prime ministerial aid who has a crush on his boss, cross-dressing, and this guy whom I liked if only for his over-the-top Welsh accent.’
    • ‘He put me down gently on my feet then held my hand as we went inside to meet the headmaster and the teachers.’
    • ‘So far former teachers, headmasters and farmers have been interviewed for the project.’
    • ‘I learned from Ted who guided me like a patient headmaster leading a purblind orphan around a country fair.’
    • ‘Now all the naïve parents and teachers, including the headmasters and mistresses, can see what your ‘darling’ children are up too.’
    • ‘He was apparently a horrible student but now he's headmaster so that just goes to show the high standards of this school!’
    • ‘I talked to her teachers and the headmaster, but although they were sympathetic, they didn't seem interested.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It could perfectly well be a professor of divinity, or the headmaster of a public school.’
    • ‘There is a program on which we are working, but we still need support to make this program workable, to make headmasters accept easily those little girls in their schools, even though they will not pay school fees.’
    • ‘And like at school, the headmaster and his associates want to make sure everyone is on best behaviour.’
    • ‘However the headmaster of the High School that Alice attended was much less supportive.’
    • ‘Since I'm on the ground as it were, I've direct access to many of the headmasters, teachers, and senior exponents of these disciplines.’
    • ‘The creamy walls of both floors were lined with paintings of old headmasters and headmistresses, bowls of fruit, Paris operas, and fairy tale adventures.’
    • ‘We requested participation from the headmasters of the 40 selected schools, and 39 headmasters responded affirmatively.’
    • ‘Most of the school teachers and headmasters were trained in Great Britain and exposed to the British Scouting Movement and to Outward Bound programs.’
    • ‘James McHugh of Peabody was named headmaster at Savio Prep High School in East Boston.’
    • ‘The chatter gradually died down, and all turned to look at R.A.'s headmaster.’
    • ‘The headmaster of the high school at that time was Munetaka Abe Sensei, a man of noble character and a patriot.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘High school headmasters have begun banning pants that cause potential exposure of the buttocks, such as loose and baggy jeans on boys and midriff-showing lowriders on girls.’
    • ‘The headmaster of Settle High School criticised parents who kept their distance from the school.’
    • ‘An emergency meeting of Skipton school headmasters and managers met to discuss an outbreak of measles in the town.’
    • ‘I really enjoyed it and it was wonderful meeting my old headmaster and old class teacher.’
    • ‘To make matters worse, the school belonged to a ghastly, gruesome headmaster named Mr Dowd.’
    • ‘The students and the headmaster at the boys-only grammar school backed his stand.’
    • ‘I am a private school headmaster, and this has been a problem for a couple of years now.’
    • ‘At that moment Mr Hill's active and fulfilling life as a headmaster of a leading secondary school senselessly ended.’
    leader, chief, boss, controller, master, supervisor, governor, superintendent, foreman, forewoman, headman
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Pronunciation

headmaster

/hɛdˈmɑːstə/