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Etymology

From Old French chief (modern: chef).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
chief

Plural
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  1. A leader or respected elder in a tribe.
    They came to the chief to resolve their dispute.
  2. The head of an organization.
    All firefighters report to the fire chief.
  3. (heraldry) A horizontal band across the top of a shield.
    • 1889, Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry:
      When the Chief is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "On a Chief".

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Adjective

chief (not comparable)

Positive
chief

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Primary; principal.
    Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.

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