Synonyms for chief
- number one
Antonyms for chief
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHIEF
"I jest can't keep him off the streets nights," was his chief complaint.
She cared little for poverty or riches, as long as she had regained her chief treasures.
He also is the chief of the police force and catches the thieves.
It is not the name of the action, but the result of the action, which is the chief concern.
Chief Justice John Marshall administered the oath of office.
The chief stock was settled at Liberton, in the upper part of Clydesdale.
They had grumbled at their chief and mutinied against him and helped to depose him.
If it should be mine, my chief regret will be for work undone.
He sat in the midst of a circle of lamplighters, and was the cacique, or chief of the tribe.
Then the chief slid out of a shadow and come at us like a tiger.
c.1300, "highest in rank or power; most important or prominent; supreme, best," from Old French chief "chief, principal, first" (10c., Modern French chef), from Vulgar Latin *capum (also source of Spanish and Portuguese cabo, Italian capo, Provençal cap), from Latin caput "head," also "leader, guide, chief person; summit; capital city" (see capitulum).
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHIEF
- front office
- head honcho
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- person upstairs
- beyond compare
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