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1. chief

adjective. ['ˈtʃiːf'] most important element.

Synonyms

  • primary
  • main
  • of import
  • master
  • principal

Antonyms

  • undock
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

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Words that Rhyme with Chief

  • disbelief
  • bas-relief
  • vancleef
  • mccleaf
  • debrief
  • salif
  • relief
  • motif
  • matif
  • massif
  • hafif
  • belief
  • stief
  • sharif
  • saif
  • okeeffe
  • o'keeffe
  • okeefe
  • o'keefe
  • grief
  • greiff
  • greif
  • grefe
  • graeff
  • graefe
  • graef
  • brief
  • thief
  • sheaf
  • seife

How do you pronounce chief?

Pronounce chief as ʧif.

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How do you spell chief? Is it cheif ?

A common misspelling of chief is cheif

Example sentences of the word chief


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your job among many as an XO is that of chief logistician.

2. Adjective
A lack of moisture is the chief suspect when the blue spruce tree begins losing its needles.

Quotes containing the word chief


1. The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

2. A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

3. The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

2. in-chief

adjective. indicating the head of a staff.

Synonyms

  • important

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • inessential

3. chief

noun. ['ˈtʃiːf'] a person who is in charge.

Synonyms

  • secretary
  • head
  • superior general
  • grand dragon
  • don
  • head of household
  • top dog
  • capo
  • administrator
  • executive
  • father
  • general manager
  • leader
  • decision maker
  • general

Antonyms

  • child
  • mother
  • female parent
  • descendant

4. chief

noun. ['ˈtʃiːf'] a person who exercises control over workers.

Synonyms

  • ganger
  • honcho
  • boss
  • straw boss
  • assistant foreman
  • baas
  • foreman
  • supervisor

Antonyms

  • tail
  • foot
  • undress
  • slip off

5. chief

noun. ['ˈtʃiːf'] the head of a tribe or clan.

Synonyms

  • Indian chief
  • chieftain
  • Indian chieftain
  • tribal chief
  • headman
  • leader

Antonyms

  • employee
  • inferior
  • particularity
  • discriminate
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