meaning of chief

1. 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.
The principal part; the most valuable portion.
The upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter, sinister, and middle chiefs.
Highest in office or rank; principal; head.
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.
Very intimate, near, or close.
A small rodent (Lagamys princeps) inhabiting the summits of the Rocky Mountains; -- also called crying hare, calling hare, cony, American pika, and little chief hare.
The presiding justice, or principal judge, of a court.
The presiding judge of the court of exchequer.
a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the ">foreman"

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