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English adjective: chief

1. chief most important element


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsmain, master, primary, principal


Similarimportant, of import


Antonymsunimportant


English noun: chief

1. chief (person) a person who is in charge


SamplesThe head of the whole operation.


Synonymshead, top dog


Broader (hypernym)leader


Narrower (hyponym)administrator, administrator, capo, decision maker, department head, don, executive, father, general, general manager, grand dragon, head of household, secretary, superior general

2. chief (person) a person who exercises control over workers


SamplesIf you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman.


Synonymsboss, foreman, gaffer, honcho


Broader (hypernym)supervisor


Narrower (hyponym)assistant foreman, baas, ganger, straw boss

3. chief (person) the head of a tribe or clan


Synonymschieftain, headman, tribal chief


Broader (hypernym)leader


Narrower (hyponym)Indian chief, Indian chieftain, pendragon


Instance hyponymGlendower, Hrolf, Owen Glendower, Rolf, Rollo









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