Chief

  • 41 chief — 1. noun /tʃiːf/ a) A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc. My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom. b) The top part of a shield or escutcheon. When the Chief is Charged with any figure, in… …

    Wiktionary

  • 42 chief — n. 1) an Indian chief 2) a fire; police (AE) chief * * * [tʃiːf] police (AE) chief . a fire an Indian chief …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 43 chief — /tʃif / (say cheef) noun 1. the head or leader of a body of people; the person highest in authority. 2. the head or ruler of a clan or tribe. 3. Colloquial boss. 4. Heraldry the upper third of an escutcheon. –adjective 5. highest in rank or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 44 chief — n. & adj. n. 1 a a leader or ruler. b the head of a tribe, clan, etc. 2 the head of a department; the highest official. 3 Heraldry the upper third of a shield. adj. (usu. attrib.) 1 first in position, importance, influence, etc. (chief engineer) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 45 Chief — Das Wort Chief ([tʃiːf], englisch für „Chef“) bezeichnet im Deutschen in der Schifffahrt einen leitenden Schiffsingenieur in der Ethnologie einen Stammesführer, siehe Häuptling Chief in anderen Sprachen der amerikanische Polizeipräsident …

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  • 46 chief — Synonyms and related words: A per se, Big Brother, ace, achievement, acmatic, alerion, all absorbing, animal charge, annulet, anointed king, antecedent, anterior, apical, arch, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, ascendant, at the head,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 47 chief — [13] Etymologically, the chief is the ‘head’. The word comes via Old French chef or chief and Vulgar Latin *capum from Latin caput ‘head’. The adjectival use is equally as old as the noun use in English. Other English offshoots of *capum are cape …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 48 chief — 1) chief bod n a foolish or obnoxious individual, a mis fit. A vogue term from the language of adolescent gangs, also recorded in the late 1980s among aficionados of dance culture. The term was in use among North London schoolboys in 1993 and… …

    Contemporary slang

  • 49 chief — • An unintelligent person; “look at dat chief man, finkin hes all bad.” • general respectful term used to address a man. It can be used to address a superior. More recently it can be used as an insult where calling someone chief is indicating… …

    Londonisms dictionary

  • 50 chief — noun 1》 a leader or ruler of a people.     ↘the head of an organization. 2》 Heraldry an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across the top of the shield.     ↘the upper third of the field. adjective 1》 having the highest rank or… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 51 chief — /tʃi:f/ adjective most important ● He is the chief accountant of an industrial group. ● She is the chief buyer for a department store …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 52 chief — n. the person in charge. (Also a term of address.) □ Okay, chief, where to? □ You got a couple of clams to pay the toll with, chief? …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 53 chief — [13] Etymologically, the chief is the ‘head’. The word comes via Old French chef or chief and Vulgar Latin *capum from Latin caput ‘head’. The adjectival use is equally as old as the noun use in English. Other English offshoots of *capum are cape …

    Word origins

  • 54 chief — Ordinary Or di*na*ry, n.; pl. {Ordinaries} ( r[i^]z). 1. (Law) (a) (Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation. (b) (Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 55 Chief — Her. One of the nine *honourable ordinaries, being a band across the top of a shield or flag; also, the topmost part of a shield, often one fifth but no more than one third; used as in *dexter chief to indicate the top right. [< OldFr. chef… …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 56 chief — n A big shot. He thinks he s the chief but he s just another nobody. 1950s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 57 chief — A generic but slick nickname to call anyone. Would you like fries with that? Yes, thanks chief …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 58 chief — A generic but slick nickname to call anyone. Would you like fries with that? Yes, thanks chief …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 59 chief — I. , sb. == chieftain. 1003 B. II. , adj. == ‘to hold in chief,’ a law term, applied to those tenants who held their fiefs direct from the king; ‘tenants in capite.’ RG. 472 == principal. St Swithin, 22 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 60 chief n — mischief n, editor in chief n …

    English expressions