Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “principle”

See all translations

principle

noun /ˈprinsəpəl/
a general truth, rule or law
principio
the principle of gravity.
the theory by which a machine etc works
principio
the principle of the jet engine.
principles noun plural one’s own personal rules or standards of behaviour/behavior
principios
It is against my principles to borrow money.
in principle in general, as opposed to in detail
en principio
In principle, we shoudl be able to complete the work by the beginning of July.
on principle because of one’s principles
por principio
I never borrow money, on principle.
high moral principles (not principals).
Translations of “principle”
in Korean 원칙…
in Arabic مَبْدَأ…
in French principe…
in Italian principio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基本思想, 原理, 原則…
in Russian принцип, правило…
in Turkish ilke, prensip, genel kural ve uygulamalar…
in Polish zasada, zasady…
in Portuguese princípio…
in German das Gesetz, die Grundregel…
in Catalan principi…
in Japanese 道義, 主義, 信条…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基本思想, 原理, 原则…
(Definition of principle from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “principle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More