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Definition of Chief

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.
  2. The principal part; the most valuable portion.
  3. The upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter, sinister, and middle chiefs.
  4. Highest in office or rank; principal; head.
  5. 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.
  6. Very intimate, near, or close.

Chief Quotations

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

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand. - Khalil Gibran
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Khalil Gibran

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
Colin Powell

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
H. L. Mencken
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Chief Translations

chief in Afrikaans is baas
chief in Danish is chef
chief in Dutch is baas, aanvoerder, chef, gebieder
chief in French is dabe
chief in Italian is capo
chief in Latin is princeps, potissimus
chief in Portuguese is chefe