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Definition 1: a person who is in charge - [noun denoting person]

Samples where chief or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head of the whole operation

Synonyms for chief in the sense of this definition

(chief is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(... is a kind of chief ) the head of a household or family or tribe

(... is a kind of chief ) a high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan

(... is a kind of chief ) the highest ranking manager

(... is a kind of chief ) the head of a religious order or congregation

(... is a kind of chief ) the head of an organized crime family

(... is a kind of chief ) the head of a department

(... is a kind of chief ) the head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate

(... is a kind of chief ) someone who administers a business

(... is a kind of chief ) someone who manages a government agency or department

(... is a kind of chief ) a person who is head of an administrative department of government

Definition 2: a person who exercises control over workers - [noun denoting person]

Samples where chief or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

Synonyms for chief in the sense of this definition

(chief is a kind of ...) one who supervises or has charge and direction of

(... is a kind of chief ) South African term for `boss'

(... is a kind of chief ) the foreman of a work gang

(... is a kind of chief ) a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers

Definition 3: the head of a tribe or clan - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for chief in the sense of this definition

(chief is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(... is a kind of chief ) the leader of a group of Native Americans

(... is a kind of chief ) the supreme war chief of the ancient Britons

(... is an instance of chief) Welsh chieftain who led a revolt against Henry IV's rule in Wales (1359-1416)

(... is an instance of chief) Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931)

Definition 4: most important element - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where chief or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chief aim of living
  • the main doors were of solid glass
  • the principal rivers of America
  • the principal example
  • policemen were primary targets
  • the master bedroom
  • a master switch

Synonyms for chief in the sense of this definition

(chief is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

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