Definition of headmaster in English:

headmaster

noun

British
  • A man who is the head teacher in a 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.’
    • ‘The chatter gradually died down, and all turned to look at R.A.'s headmaster.’
    • ‘James McHugh of Peabody was named headmaster at Savio Prep High School in East Boston.’
    • ‘That night we had dinner with the headmaster and vice headmasters (1 school president and 3 vice presidents).’
    • ‘The creamy walls of both floors were lined with paintings of old headmasters and headmistresses, bowls of fruit, Paris operas, and fairy tale adventures.’
    • ‘To make matters worse, the school belonged to a ghastly, gruesome headmaster named Mr Dowd.’
    • ‘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 really enjoyed it and it was wonderful meeting my old headmaster and old class teacher.’
    • ‘And like at school, the headmaster and his associates want to make sure everyone is on best behaviour.’
    • ‘An emergency meeting of Skipton school headmasters and managers met to discuss an outbreak of measles in the town.’
    • ‘I am a private school headmaster, and this has been a problem for a couple of years now.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was apparently a horrible student but now he's headmaster so that just goes to show the high standards of this school!’
    • ‘Pettigrew studied the role of the founding headmaster of a private British boarding school.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We requested participation from the headmasters of the 40 selected schools, and 39 headmasters responded affirmatively.’
    • ‘The headmaster of the high school at that time was Munetaka Abe Sensei, a man of noble character and a patriot.’
    • ‘These schools will be getting some new furniture for the teachers and the headmasters' offices.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However the headmaster of the High School that Alice attended was much less supportive.’
    • ‘Regional party secretaries, headmasters and teachers were forced to wear placards confessing their crimes as a ‘counter-revolutionary revisionist element’.’
    • ‘He put me down gently on my feet then held my hand as we went inside to meet the headmaster and the teachers.’
    • ‘I learned from Ted who guided me like a patient headmaster leading a purblind orphan around a country fair.’
    • ‘Most of the school teachers and headmasters were trained in Great Britain and exposed to the British Scouting Movement and to Outward Bound programs.’
    • ‘Now all the naïve parents and teachers, including the headmasters and mistresses, can see what your ‘darling’ children are up too.’
    • ‘Born in Lancashire, the son of the headmaster of Ripon Grammar School, Peter studied art at Leeds School of Art.’
    • ‘Eight principals or headmasters were initially contacted.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Congratulations to the headmaster and teachers for staging the event, it was magical.’
    • ‘I talked to her teachers and the headmaster, but although they were sympathetic, they didn't seem interested.’
    • ‘The students and the headmaster at the boys-only grammar school backed his stand.’
    • ‘The students were mostly of revolutionary stock while most of the teachers, especially the headmaster, were royalists.’
    leader, chief, boss, controller, master, supervisor, governor, superintendent, foreman, forewoman, headman
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Pronunciation

headmaster

/hɛdˈmɑːstə/