Definition of cheif
1. chief [ a ] most important element
Examples: "the chief aim of living" "the main doors were of solid glass" "the principal rivers of America" "the principal example" "policemen were primary targets"
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
`` Unfortunately '' , says Chief_Postal_Inspector_David_H._Stephens , who has prosecuted many device quacks , `` the ghouls who trade on the hopes of the desperately ill often cannot be successfully prosecuted because the patients who are the chief witnesses die before the case is called_up in court '' .
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Movement itself was the chief and often the only attraction of the primitive movies of the nineties .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Northern liberals are the chief supporters of civil_rights and of integration .
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The chief experience is the sensing of communion , and in the higher religions , of a harmonious relationship with the supernatural power .
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
Wilson came by train from Birmingham and looked the city over ; the rather pleasant white city was on the hill where the chief stores were .Synonyms main principal chief primary Related Terms important
2. chief [ n ] a person who is in charge
Examples: "the head of the whole operation"
(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
He goes_to the chief himself .
He refuses to believe that the bandit chief never attended a higher institution .
The chief , annoyed by these questions , knocks Voltaire down and shouts at him that he not_only never went_to any school , but never even learned how to read .
(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
He saw the smug eyes of the Home_Army chief , Roman , and all the Romans and the faces of the peasants who held only hatred for him .Synonyms head chief top_dog Related Terms leader secretary administrator general_manager capo don department_head grand_dragon Indian_chief general administrator head_of_household patriarch head
3. chief [ a ] (of persons) highest in rank or authority or office
Examples: "his arch rival" "the boss man" "the chief executive" "head librarian" "top administrators"
(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
Intercede for our separated brethren , that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the chief Shepherd , the vicar of thy Son '' .
(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
In 1931 Mrs._F._H._Briggs , agent and chief operator , who was to retire in 1946 with thirty years ' service , led agency offices in sales for the year with $ 2490 .Synonyms top chief head boss arch Related Terms important
4. chief [ n ] a person who exercises control over workers
Examples: "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
He wondered where the superstition had originated that it was bad_luck for a crew chief to watch his plane take_off on a combat_mission .Synonyms boss foreman chief honcho gaffer Related Terms leader supervisor straw_boss ganger baas
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