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Definitions of chief

  1. a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The head or leader of any body of men; a commander, as of an army; a head man, as of a tribe, clan, or family; a person in authority who directs the work of others; the principal actor or agent. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The principal part; the most valuable portion. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A commander or leader or principal person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A head or principal person: a leader: the principal part or top of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A leader; principal person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A ruler, leader, or head; principal part. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A head or principal person; commander; the principal thing; the largest part; the upper part of an escutcheon. To hold land in chief, to hold it directly from the sovereign, by honourable personal services. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A commander or leader; the head man of a clan, or tribe, or family. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. (of persons) highest in rank or authority or office; "his arch rival"; "the boss man"; "the chief executive"; "head librarian"; "top administrators" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Highest in office or rank; principal; head. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Principal or most eminent in any quality or action; most distinguished; having most influence; taking the lead; most important; as, the chief topic of conversation; the chief interest of man. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Principal; leading; main. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Head: principal, highest, first. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Principal; highest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Highest; greatest; of great importance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Principal; highest in office or rank; most eminent; most important; leading; main. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Highest; principal; the most eminent or distinguished; the most important; first. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for chief

  1. " Always," answered the chief – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  2. I go to the Chief – Caste by W. A. Fraser
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