HyperDic: chieftain

English > 2 senses of the word chieftain:
NOUNperson chieftain, captainthe leader of a group of people
person chieftain, headman, tribal chief, chiefthe head of a tribe or clan
chieftain > pronunciation
Soundschiy'ftahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > chieftain: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe leader of a group of people.
Synonymcaptain
BroaderleaderA person who rules or guides or inspires others
Spanishjefa, jefe
Catalancap
Nounschieftainshipthe position of chieftain
English > chieftain: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe head of a tribe or clan.
Synonymsheadman, tribal chief, chief
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
Nounschieftainshipthe position of chieftain

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