Associations to the word «Chief»

Wiktionary

CHIEF, noun. ​A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc. [from 13th c.]
CHIEF, noun. (heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon. [from 15th c.]
CHIEF, noun. ​A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss. [from 17th c.]
CHIEF, noun. An informal address to an equal.
CHIEF, adjective. Primary; principal.
CHIEF CELL, noun. (physiology) A cell located in the stomach and parathyroid gland that secretes precursor enzymes.
CHIEF CONSTABLE, noun. (British) The chief of police of most territorial UK police forces, except the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police.
CHIEF CONSTABLES, noun. Plural of chief constable
CHIEF COOK AND BOTTLE WASHER, noun. (humorous) (informal) Someone whose responsibilities include absolutely everything, from the highest level (chief cook) to the lowest (bottle washer)
CHIEF COOK AND BOTTLE WASHERS, noun. Plural of chief cook and bottle washer
CHIEF COOK AND BOTTLE-WASHER, noun. Alternative form of chief cook and bottle washer
CHIEF COOK AND BOTTLE-WASHERS, noun. Plural of chief cook and bottle-washer
CHIEF COOKS AND BOTTLE WASHERS, noun. Plural of chief cook and bottle washer
CHIEF COOKS AND BOTTLE-WASHERS, noun. Plural of chief cook and bottle-washer
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, noun. The president of the United States.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, noun. The head of government or head of state.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, noun. The governor of a U.S. state.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, noun. Chief executive officer.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, noun. (business) The highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency, responsible for carrying out the policies of the board of directors on a day-to-day basis; CEO
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, noun. Plural of chief executive officer
CHIEF EXECUTIVES, noun. Plural of chief executive
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, noun. The executive who is in charge of financial affairs, notably as head of a financial department, typically directly under the chief executive officer and/or the board who lead the corporation or other organisation as a whole
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERS, noun. Plural of chief financial officer
CHIEF HARE, noun. A small rodent, the pika.
CHIEF HARES, noun. Plural of chief hare
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, noun. An executive who is in charge of the technical affairs of a business, notably as head of the information technology department, typically directly under the chief executive officer and/or the board.
CHIEF JUSTICE, noun. The senior presiding justice of a court.
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER, noun. The highest-ranking corporate officer concerning legal affairs of a corporation, or agency.
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICERS, noun. Plural of chief legal officer
CHIEF MATE, noun. The officer who is second-in-command following the captain, and whose primary duties include managing the maintenance and upkeep of the vessel.
CHIEF OF PARTY, noun. One who provides leadership in the overall management of large projects or initiatives.
CHIEF OF STAFF, noun. The senior officer of any of several services of the armed forces of several nations.
CHIEF OF STAFF, noun. The head of any of several political departments in several nations.
CHIEF OF STATE, noun. The titular head of a nation, as a president or king.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, noun. (business) A corporate officer of a corporation, company, or agency, responsible for executing decisions of the chief executive officer (CEO) according to their decided schedule; often initialised as COO.
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, noun. (Canada) (Navy) An warrant officer belonging to one of the two classes of chief petty officer: chief petty officer first class and chief petty officer second class.
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, noun. (UK) (Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the Royal Navy, ranking above petty officer and below warrant officer class 2.
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, noun. (US) (Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, ranking above petty officer first class and below senior chief petty officer.
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS, noun. (Canada) (Navy) A warrant officer in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command, ranking above chief petty officer second class.
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS, noun. (Canada) (Navy) A warrant officer in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command, ranking above petty officer first class and below chief petty officer first class.
CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS, noun. Plural of chief petty officer
CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS FIRST CLASS, noun. Plural of chief petty officer first class
CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS SECOND CLASS, noun. Plural of chief petty officer second class
CHIEF SCIENTIST, noun. A title and role in technology companies, generally focused on internal research.

Dictionary definition

CHIEF, noun. A person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation".
CHIEF, noun. A person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman".
CHIEF, noun. The head of a tribe or clan.
CHIEF, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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