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Chief appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • The chief of the Leith police dismisseth us.
  • Dr. Johnson and Mr. Johnson, after great consideration, came to the conclusion that the Indian nation beyond the Indian Ocean is back in education because the chief occupation is cultivation.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun chief:


The word chief is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun chief

What does chief mean as a name of something?

Chief is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • chief: chiefs
  • Chief: Chiefs

  1. a person who is in charge
  2. a person who exercises control over workers
  3. the head of a tribe or clan

Alternative definition of the noun chief


  1. A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc. [definition from 13th c.]
  2. [heraldiccharge] The top part of a shield or escutcheon. [definition from 15th c.]
  3. A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss. [definition from 17th c.]
  4. An informal address to an equal.

Definition of the adjective chief

What does chief mean as an attribute of a noun?

Chief is one of the top 100 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: chiefer | chiefest

  1. most important element

Alternative definition of the adjective chief


  1. Primary; principal.


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Phrases with Chief

Phrases starting with the word Chief:

  1. Chief God
  2. Chief mate
  3. chief rabbi
  4. chief joseph
  5. chief justice
  6. Chief of Party
  7. chief of staff
  8. chief of state
  9. chief assistant
  10. chief constable

Phrases ending with the word Chief:

  1. In Chief
  2. in-chief
  3. arab chief
  4. Crew Chief
  5. fire chief
  6. Maori Chief
  7. Dexter Chief
  8. indian chief
  9. police chief
  10. tribal chief

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Chief

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Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Democracy (2013)

by The Staff of Congressional Quarterly

SUBSAHARAN AFRICA Country Type of Government Executive Legislature Party System Angola transitional-presidential Chief of State: president Head of Government: prime minister NationalAssembly (223) multiparty Benin presidential ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of North-East India: Mizoram (2001)

by Hamlet Bareh

The state bill became an act but was not brought in force with immediate effect Because it was politically agreed upon between the, Central Government and the MNF Chief Laldenga to form the Interim Congress (1) and MNF coalition ...

Google previewFuldstændigt dansk og engelsk haand-lexicon (1807)

by Christian Friderick Bay

Hoved - Indgredients, chief Ingre dients. *Hoved-Isse, the Crown of the Head or Top of the Head. "Hovedfaal, headed Cabbage, Cabbage - Head. Hovedkappe, a Hood. Hovedkilde, the very Source, the Headspring. *Hovedkirke, the Cathedral ...

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Quotes about Chief

If you do something wrong to me, I forgive you. But I know that someday God will make you hit the son of a chief on the head. Then the chief will punish you.
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Scrabble value of C3H4I1E1F4

The value of this 5-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CHIEF

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