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Adjective: chief (chiefer,chiefest)  cheef
  1. Most important element
    "the chief aim of living";
    - main, primary, principal, master
Noun: chief  cheef
  1. A person who is in charge
    "the chief of the whole operation";
    - head, top dog [informal]
  2. A person who exercises control over workers
    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the chief";
    - foreman, gaffer [Brit, informal], honcho [N. Amer, informal], boss
  3. The head of a tribe or clan
    - headman, tribal chief, chieftain

Derived forms: chiefs, chiefest, chiefer

See also: important, of import

Type of: leader, overlooker, supervisor

Encyclopedia: Chief, IRS-CI