Pronunciation: chēn
n.1.The head or leader of any body of men; a commander, as of an army; a head man, as of a tribe, clan, or family; a person in authority who directs the work of others; the principal actor or agent.
2.The principal part; the most valuable portion.
The chief of the things which should be utterly destroyed.
- 1 Sam. xv. 21
3.(Her.) The upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter, sinister, and middle chiefs.
In chief
a - At the head; as, a commander in chief.
b - (Eng. Law) From the king, or sovereign; as, tenure in chief, tenure directly from the king.
a.1.Highest in office or rank; principal; head.
2.Principal or most eminent in any quality or action; most distinguished; having most influence; taking the lead; most important; as, the chief topic of conversation; the chief interest of man.
3.Very intimate, near, or close.
A whisperer separateth chief friends.
- Prov. xvi. 28.
Noun1.chief - a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"
Synonyms: top dog, head
2.Chiefchief - a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
Synonyms: boss, foreman, honcho, gaffer
Adj.1.chief - most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"
Synonyms: main, principal, primary

CHIEF, principal. One who is put above the rest; as, chief magistrate chief justice : it also signifies the best of a number of things. It is frequently used in composition.

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