HyperDic: chief

English > 4 senses of the word chief:
ADJECTIVEallchief, main, primary, principal, mastermost important element
NOUNperson chief, head, top doga person who is in charge
person chief, foreman, gaffer, honcho, bossa person who exercises control over workers
person chief, headman, tribal chief, chieftainthe head of a tribe or clan
chief > pronunciation
Rhymesbeef ... thief: 21 rhymes with iyf...
English > chief: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningMost important element.
Example"the chief aim of living"
Synonymsmain, primary, principal, master
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishprimordial, principal
Catalanprimordial, principal
Adverbschieflyfor the most part
English > chief: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is in charge.
Synonymshead, top dog
Narroweradministrator, decision makersomeone who administers a business
administrator, executivesomeone who manages a government ... / government agency or department
capoThe head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate
department headThe head of a department
don, fatherThe head of an organized crime family
general, superior generalThe head of a religious order or congregation
general managerThe highest ranking manager
grand dragonA high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan
head of householdThe head of a household or family or tribe
secretaryA person who is head of an administrative department of government
BroaderleaderA person who rules or guides or inspires others
Spanishcabeza, jefe, líder, responsable
Catalancap, responsable
English > chief: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who exercises control over workers.
Synonymsforeman, gaffer, honcho, boss
NarrowerbaasSouth African term for 'boss'
gangerThe foreman of a work gang
straw boss, assistant foremanA member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
BroadersupervisorOne who supervises or has charge and direction of
Spanishcapitoste, caporal, gaffer, jefa, jefe, patrona, patrón
Catalancapitost, cap, gaffer, patró, patrona
English > chief: 4 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningThe head of a tribe or clan.
Synonymsheadman, tribal chief, chieftain
InstancesGlendower, Owen GlendowerWelsh chieftain who led a revolt against Henry IV's rule / rule in Wales (1359-1416)
Rollo, Rolf, HrolfNorse / Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931)
NarrowerIndian chief, Indian chieftainThe leader of a group of Native Americans
pendragonThe supreme war chief of the ancient Britons
BroaderleaderA person who rules or guides or inspires others
Spanishcacique, jefa, jefe
Catalancacic, cap

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