headmaster headmaster  /ˈhɛd ˈmæ stər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) presiding officer of a school

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He also had a cheeky rebelliousness toward authority, which led one headmaster to expel him and another to amuse history by saying that he would never amount to much.
  2. Or so, at least, its cranky and clueless headmaster believes.
  3. The headmaster approaches the kneeling boy and, holding the handle of the birch with both hands, smites the bare behind of the boy six times.

News

  1. Wesleyan founder, headmaster to retire after next school year

    After serving as the headmaster of the Wesleyan School for 18 years, Zach Young has decided to retire from his duties following the 2013-2014 academic year.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Dunwoody Crier

  2. Watertown School Committee announces new WHS headmaster

    New Watertown High School Headmaster Shirley Lundberg is set to start working in July and said she is eager to assimilate. On Tuesday, the Watertown School Committee officially introduced Lundberg at their meeting. After meeting a few staff and students, Lundberg said she’s most excited about meeting more students and the many administrators she will collaborate with.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Watertown Tab & Press

  3. Master's Academy in Vero Beach welcomes new headmaster

    New Master's Academy headmaster gets warm welcome Wednesday.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Indian River Press Journal

Quotes

  1. Sir David said he was raised in a religion-free household and it had "never really occurred to me to believe in God: I do remember looking at my headmaster delivering a sermon, a classicist, extremely clever - and thinking, He can"t really believe...
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: David Attenborough Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  2. Defending his sternness towards members which was often described as headmasterly, Chatterjee told reporters in the Parliament premises, "What is wrong with a headmaster......It is a good profession. Don't we respect headmasters......What is...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Somnath Chatterjee Source: Hindustan Times

  3. "But we are hoping that with the departure of Blair there will be a better situation there and they can be talked to," said Mugabe. "The Blair government is a queer government and Blair, of course, behaves like a headmaster, old fashioned. Do...
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: Robert Mugabe Source: News24

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