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Chief

Chief appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • The chief of the Leith police dismisseth us.
  • Dr. Johnson and Mr. Johnson, after great consideration, came to the conclusion that the Indian nation beyond the Indian Ocean is back in education because the chief occupation is cultivation.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun chief:

gafferchieftainheadmanforemanbosschiefhead

The word chief is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun chief

What does chief mean as a name of something?

Chief is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • chief: chiefs
  • Chief: Chiefs

  1. a person who is in charge
  2. a person who exercises control over workers
  3. the head of a tribe or clan

Alternative definition of the noun chief

noun

  1. A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc. [definition from 13th c.]
  2. [heraldiccharge] The top part of a shield or escutcheon. [definition from 15th c.]
  3. A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss. [definition from 17th c.]
  4. An informal address to an equal.

Definition of the adjective chief

What does chief mean as an attribute of a noun?

Chief is one of the top 100 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: chiefer | chiefest

  1. most important element

Alternative definition of the adjective chief

adjective

  1. Primary; principal.

Group

Chief is a four person band from Santa Monica, California, stationed in Los Angeles, California. Chief has released three singles entitled "Mighty Proud," "Breaking Walls", and "Night And Day," as well as an EP called "The Castle Is Gone" and their debut and only full album, Modern Rituals. All of these releases have been via Domino Records. They have been compared to bands such as Coldplay and Local Natives by The New York Times. The Times goes on to say "Mr. Koga can sound like the young Tom Petty." Other reviews of Chief have similarly been generally good. On June 14, 2011, they played their farewell show at The Troubadour but began performing together again one year later.

Phrases with Chief

Phrases starting with the word Chief:

  1. Chief God
  2. Chief mate
  3. chief rabbi
  4. chief joseph
  5. chief justice
  6. Chief of Party
  7. chief of staff
  8. chief of state
  9. chief assistant
  10. chief constable

Phrases ending with the word Chief:

  1. In Chief
  2. in-chief
  3. arab chief
  4. Crew Chief
  5. fire chief
  6. Maori Chief
  7. Dexter Chief
  8. indian chief
  9. police chief
  10. tribal chief

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Chief

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Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Democracy (2013)

by The Staff of Congressional Quarterly

SUBSAHARAN AFRICA Country Type of Government Executive Legislature Party System Angola transitional-presidential Chief of State: president Head of Government: prime minister NationalAssembly (223) multiparty Benin presidential ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of North-East India: Mizoram (2001)

by Hamlet Bareh

The state bill became an act but was not brought in force with immediate effect Because it was politically agreed upon between the, Central Government and the MNF Chief Laldenga to form the Interim Congress (1) and MNF coalition ...

Google previewFuldstændigt dansk og engelsk haand-lexicon (1807)

by Christian Friderick Bay

Hoved - Indgredients, chief Ingre dients. *Hoved-Isse, the Crown of the Head or Top of the Head. "Hovedfaal, headed Cabbage, Cabbage - Head. Hovedkappe, a Hood. Hovedkilde, the very Source, the Headspring. *Hovedkirke, the Cathedral ...

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Quotes about Chief

There is no death. Only a change of worlds. (Chief Seattle)
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Scrabble value of C3H4I1E1F4

The value of this 5-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CHIEF

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