English adjective: chief
|1.||chief most important element|
|Samples||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||main, master, primary, principal|
|Similar||important, of import|
English noun: chief
|1.||chief (person) a person who is in charge|
|Samples||The head of the whole operation.|
|Synonyms||head, top dog|
|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|
|Samples||If you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman.|
|Synonyms||boss, foreman, gaffer, honcho|
|Narrower (hyponym)||assistant foreman, baas, ganger, straw boss|
|3.||chief (person) the head of a tribe or clan|
|Synonyms||chieftain, headman, tribal chief|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Indian chief, Indian chieftain, pendragon|
|Instance hyponym||Glendower, Hrolf, Owen Glendower, Rolf, Rollo|