(noun, adjective)


1. most important element

- the chief aim of living

Similar word(s): important, main, master, primary, principal

Sentences with chief as an adjective:

- Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.


1. a person who is in charge

Similar word(s): head

Definition categories: person, leader

2. a person who exercises control over workers

Similar word(s): boss, foreman, gaffer, honcho

Definition categories: person, supervisor

3. the head of a tribe or clan

Similar word(s): chieftain, headman

Definition categories: person, leader

Sentences with chief as a noun:

- All firefighters report to the fire chief.

- Hey, chief.