chief

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
chief

Plural
chiefs

  1. A leader or respected elder in a tribe.
    They came to the chief to resolve their dispute.
  2. The head of an organization.
    All firefighters report to the fire chief.

Adjective[change]

Positive
chief

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. The chief thing is the primary or principal thing.
    The chief cause of his death was cancer.

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