What does Chief mean?

Definitions for Chief
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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Chief.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. head, chief, top dognoun

    a person who is in charge

    "the head of the whole operation"

  2. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, bossnoun

    a person who exercises control over workers

    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

  3. headman, tribal chief, chieftain, chiefadjective

    the head of a tribe or clan

  4. chief(a), main(a), primary(a), principal(a), master(a)adjective

    most important element

    "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"

Wiktionary

  1. chiefnoun

    A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.

  2. chiefnoun

    The top part of a shield or escutcheon.

  3. chiefnoun

    A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.

    All firefighters report to the fire chief.

  4. chiefnoun

    An informal address to an equal.

    Hey, chief.

  5. chiefadjective

    Primary; principal.

    Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHIEFadjective

    Etymology: chef, the head, Fr.

    These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon’s works. Kings ix. 23.

    The hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass. Ezra ix. 2.

    Your country, chief in arms, abroad defend;
    At home, with morals, arts, and laws amend. Alexander Pope, Epist.

    A froward man soweth strife, and a whisperer separateth chief friends Proverbs xvi. 28.

    I came to have a good general view of the apostle’s main purpose in writing the epistle, and the chief branches of his discourse wherein he prosecuted it. John Locke, St. Paul’s Ep. Pref. to.

    We beseech you, bend you to remain
    Here in the cheer and comfort of our eye,
    Our chiefest courtier, cousin, and our son. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Doeg an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen. 1 Sa xxi. 7.

    He sometimes denied admission to the chiefest officers of the army. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

  2. Chiefnoun

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    Is pain to them
    Less pain, less to be fled? or thou than they
    Less hardy to endure? couragious chief!
    The first in flight from pain. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iv.

    After or before were never known
    Such chiefs; as each an army seem’d alone. John Dryden, Fab.

    A wit’s a feather, and a chief a rod;
    An honest man’s the noblest work of God. Alexander Pope, Ess. on Man.

    A prudent chief not always must display
    His pow’rs in equal ranks, and fair array;
    But with th’ occasion and the place comply,
    Conceal his force, nay seem sometimes to fly. Alexander Pope, Ess. Crit.

    All sums demandable, either for licence of alienation to be made of lands holden in chief, or for the pardon of any such alienation already made without licence, have been stayed in the way to the hanaper. Francis Bacon, Off. Alienations.

    I shall be proud to hold my dependance on you in chief, as I do part of my small fortune in Wiltshire. John Dryden, Cleom. Ded. to.

    Where be the nosegays that she dight for thee?
    The coloured chaplets wrought with a chief,
    The knottish rush-rings, and gilt rosemary. Edmund Spenser, Past.

ChatGPT

  1. Chief

    A chief is a leader or head of an organization, department, or group, responsible for making decisions, directing operations, and overseeing the performance and well-being of the members or employees under their authority. They typically hold a position of high importance and are responsible for setting goals, providing guidance and support, and ensuring that the objectives of the organization or group are achieved.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chiefnoun

    the head or leader of any body of men; a commander, as of an army; a head man, as of a tribe, clan, or family; a person in authority who directs the work of others; the principal actor or agent

  2. Chiefnoun

    the principal part; the most valuable portion

  3. Chiefnoun

    the upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter, sinister, and middle chiefs

  4. Chiefadjective

    highest in office or rank; principal; head

  5. Chiefadjective

    principal or most eminent in any quality or action; most distinguished; having most influence; taking the lead; most important; as, the chief topic of conversation; the chief interest of man

  6. Chiefadjective

    very intimate, near, or close

Wikidata

  1. Chief

    The Chief was one of the named passenger trains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Its route ran from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. The Chief was inaugurated as an all-Pullman limited train to supplement the road's California Limited, with a surcharge of USD $10.00 for an end-to-end trip. The heavyweight began its first run from both ends of the line, simultaneously, on November 14, 1926, scheduled 63 hours each way between Chicago and Los Angeles, five hours faster than the California Limited. The Chief was a success, dubbed "Extra Fast-Extra Fine-Extra Fare" though it failed to relieve traffic on the California Limited. The Chief became famous as a "rolling boudoir" for film stars and Hollywood executives. In 1954 the Chief reduced its schedule to equal its cousins, the Super Chief and El Capitan, and would ultimately drop the extra fare requirement as well. The Chief would have been the "crown jewel" of most railroads' passenger fleets. But it did not survive the national decline in passenger demand and its last run was on May 15, 1968.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chief

    chēf, adj. head: principal, highest, first: (Scot.) intimate.—adv. chiefly.—n. a head or principal person: a leader: the principal part or top of anything: (her.) an ordinary, consisting of the upper part of the field cut off by a horizontal line, generally made to occupy one-third of the area of the shield.—ns. Chief′-bar′on, the President of the Court of Exchequer; Chief′dom, Chief′ship, state of being chief: sovereignty; Chief′ery, an Irish chieftaincy: the dues paid to a chief; Chief′ess, a female chief; Chief′-jus′tice (see Justice).—adj. Chief′less, without a chief or leader.—adv. Chief′ly, in the first place: principally: for the most part.—ns. Chief′ry, a rent paid to the supreme lord: a chief's lands; Chief′tain, the head of a clan: a leader or commander:—fem. Chief′tainess; Chief′taincy, Chief′tainship; Chief′tainry.—In chief (her.) means that the charge is borne in the upper part of the shield: applied to holding land directly from the sovereign: at the head, as commander-in-chief. [Fr. chef—L. caput, the head.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chief

    the upper part of an escutcheon cut off by a horizontal line.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chief

    See COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. A common abbreviation.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chief

    The head or leader of any band or community; a commander.

  2. chief

    In heraldry, an ordinary formed by a horizontal line occupying the upper part of the escutcheon. Any object borne in the upper or chief part of the shield is said to be in chief, though the chief be not divided off from the rest of the field as a separate portion.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CHIEF

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chief is ranked #76275 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chief surname appeared 252 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Chief.

    88.8% or 224 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    4.7% or 12 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.9% or 5 total occurrences were Black.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chief' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1369

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chief' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1977

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chief' in Nouns Frequency: #975

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chief' in Adjectives Frequency: #163

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chief in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chief in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Chief in a Sentence

  1. Cedric Alexander:

    Video footage captured from police body cameras shows Atlanta police officers talking with Rayshard Brooks moments before Rayshard Brooks was shot in a Wendys parking lot. Officer Devin Bronsan arrived inthe area after a 911 complaintof someone sleeping in a car. Rayshard Brooks said Rayshard Brooks drank a small amount of alcohol and was administered afield sobriety test. Hisblood-alcohol levelregistered at.108, above the.08 legal limit. I think youve had too much to drink to be driving, said Officer Garrett Rolfe, who responded to the scene after Officer Devin Bronsan, beforehe tried to arrest Rayshard Brooks. A struggle ensuedand the officers bodycams wereknocked to the ground. They could be heard yelling, Youre going to get Tased ! Stop fighting ! ATLANTA ERUPTS AFTER Rayshard Brooks DEATH PROMPTS POLICE CHIEF TO STEP DOWN This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant, late Friday, June 12, 2020, in Atlanta. Garrett Rolfe has been fired following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks and a second officer has been placed on administrative duty. ( Atlanta Police Department via AP) At one point Rayshard Brooks appears to grab Bronsans Taser. Hands off Bronsans Taser ! an officer said. Rayshard Brooks fled from the officers and turnedaround with the stun gun before Rayshard Brooks was shot. It does appear in the video that Rayshard Brooks is fleeing from the Atlanta police officers, that as hes fleeing Rayshard Brooks turns back over Rayshard Brooks shoulder with what appears to the naked eye to be Rayshard Brooks Taser that the eyewitnesses told us they saw the individual have that belonged to one of the officers, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds said Saturday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. An autopsy found that Rayshard Brooks suffered to two gunshot wounds to Rayshard Brooks back. The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled Rayshard Brooks deatha homicide. Garrett Rolfe has not been charged in Rayshard Brooks death but was fired from the force Sunday. Cedric Alexander, the former public safety director of Dekalb County, Ga., who now works as a police consultant, told the Associated Press that the shooting will lead to questions over how officers could have defused the situation. Heres a man who took Dekalb County upon Cedric Alexander to pull off the road to take a nap.

  2. Donald Trump:

    General Kelly -- who, by the way, one year today, right ? -- became chief of staff.

  3. Marcus Aelius Aurelius:

    Let thy chief fort and place of defense be a mind free from passions. A stronger place and better fortified than this, hath no man.

  4. Sergio Ermotti:

    We have at least three good internal candidates, and if somebody leads our core business as co-chief, it's pretty clear that this person should have the potential, it's just going to depend on the needs of the bank at the time of the change.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    I believe the next president of the United States needs to be a good commander-in-chief. I know I could be a good commander-in-chief.

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