Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun chief

3 senses of chief

Sense 1
head, chief, top dog -- (a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation")
       => leader -- (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Sense 2
foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss -- (a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman")
       => supervisor -- (one who supervises or has charge and direction of)

Sense 3
headman, tribal chief, chieftain, chief -- (the head of a tribe or clan)
       => leader -- (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Antonyms of adj chief

1 sense of chief

Sense 1
chief (prenominal), main (prenominal), primary (prenominal), principal (prenominal), master (prenominal) -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Similarity of adj chief

1 sense of chief

Sense 1
chief (prenominal), main (prenominal), primary (prenominal), principal (prenominal), master (prenominal) -- (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")
       => important (vs. unimportant), of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

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