Chief - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a person who exercises control over workers (syn: boss, foreman, gaffer, honcho)
- the head of a tribe or clan (syn: chieftain, headman)
the chief engineer on the project
Her job is their chief source of income.
He has many concerns, chief among them his health.
...the chief of the estate was left to the eldest son...
...our chief is out on a business trip right now...
He was recently appointed chief economist at the Bank of Scotland.
One of the chief causes of crime today is drugs.
Safety is our chief concern.
The chief reason for this is that people are living longer.
She had many reasons for taking the money, but chief among them was revenge.
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams
Most health chiefs believe the reforms have gone too far.
They offered him the position of editor-in-chief.
Native American tribal chiefs
House of Chiefs