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Princeton's WordNet

  1. head, chief, top dog(noun)

    a person who is in charge

    "the head of the whole operation"

    Synonyms:
    tribal chief, heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, honcho, mind, head teacher, nous, question, chieftain, foreman, point, gaffer, top dog, headman, brain, headland, head, header, principal, headspring, foreland, pass, headway, read/write head, drumhead, head word, forefront, capitulum, oral sex, boss, fountainhead, caput, straits

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  2. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss(noun)

    a person who exercises control over workers

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

    Synonyms:
    hirer, tribal chief, headman, foreman, political boss, antique, boss, gaffer, old geezer, knob, old-timer, honcho, oldtimer, chieftain, head, party boss, top dog

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

  3. headman, tribal chief, chieftain, chief(adj)

    the head of a tribe or clan

    Synonyms:
    headsman, head, honcho, gaffer, top dog, tribal chief, chieftain, foreman, headman, boss, captain

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

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

    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"

    Antonyms:
    unimportant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chief(a.)

    Synonyms:
    leading, supreme, headmost, first, supreme, most eminent

  2. chief(a.)

    Synonyms:
    principal, main, prime, vital, especial, great, grand, cardinal, master, most important

  3. chief(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chieftain, commander

  4. chief(n.)

    Synonyms:
    leader, head, corypheus, principal person

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. chief(a)

    Synonyms:
    leading, supreme, main, head, principal, paramount, prime, cardinal, major, foremost

  2. chief(n)

    Synonyms:
    head, leader, commander, chieftain, captain

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How to use chief in a sentence?

  1. Tim Kaine:

    We have a president telling the American public they need to be warriors and get out in the midst of all the danger, when the nation's chief health officials are trying to make the right decisions about Senate Health.

  2. Gerald R. Ford:

    I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned.

  3. Mike Duggan:

    The video is clear that the officer was suddenly and unexpectedly fired upon, public confidence requires citizens to be able to judge for themselves the actions of our officers. I commend Chief Craig for moving so quickly to release the video publicly.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    I absolutely will not support Hillary Clinton for President. … I also can not in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as Commander in Chief.

  5. Adam Smith:

    That will be one of the chief things that my committee tries to do, is to put into the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) strict restrictions on how money can be used.

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