Definitions of chief

  1. a person who exercises control over workers; " if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
  2. a person who is in charge; " the head of the whole operation"
  3. The principal part; the most valuable portion.
  4. A commander or leader or principal person.
  5. A head or principal person: a leader: the principal part or top of anything.
  6. A leader; principal person.
  7. A ruler, leader, or head; principal part.
  8. A head or principal person; commander; the principal thing; the largest part; the upper part of an escutcheon. To hold land in chief, to hold it directly from the sovereign, by honourable personal services.
  9. A commander or leader; the head man of a clan, or tribe, or family.
  10. ( of persons) highest in rank or authority or office; " his arch rival"; " the boss man"; " the chief executive"; " head librarian"; " top administrators"
  11. 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"
  12. Highest in office or rank; principal; head.
  13. 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.
  14. Principal; leading; main.
  15. Head: principal, highest, first.
  16. Principal; highest.
  17. Highest; greatest; of great importance.
  18. Principal; highest in office or rank; most eminent; most important; leading; main.
  19. Highest; principal; the most eminent or distinguished; the most important; first.