Chief synonyms

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The leader or head of a group, especially of a clan or tribe.
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The chief commissioned officer of a military unit regardless of his or her rank.
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(--- Informal) A location or area of intense activity:
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A chief war leader, king, or dictator -- a title assumed by the ancient British chiefs when called to lead other chiefs.
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The definition of a chair is an official person or one who directs the course of a meeting.
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A prince, chieftain, or governor, especially in the Middle East.
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Of or performing a lead in a theatrical production:
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Main is described as the most important or primary person or thing.
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The definition of foremost is something most important, highest ranking or most relevant.
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A portrait or representation of a person's head.
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Principal is someone or something that holds the highest rank, or is a sum of money.
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One who manages affairs or expenditures, as of a household, a client (as an entertainer or athlete), an athletic team, etc.
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A person in charge of a business or company.
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The definition of a governor is the head of the state government in the United States, or an official who is in charge of a town or an organization.
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The chief officer of a branch of government, corporation, board of trustees, university, or similar body.
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(Management) The leader of a work crew.
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The definition of a proprietor is the person who owns or operates a business.
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(US) In certain states, an elected member of the governing body for a county which is called the board of supervisors.
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A superior person or thing
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A member of a board chosen to direct the affairs of a corporation or institution
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The chairman is defined as the president, the person in charge or the person who presides over a meeting, company or department.
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A person who leads others, esp. in unlawful acts, opposition to authority, etc.
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The definition of a general is a military officer.
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Used as a title for any of various male officers having specified duties concerning the management of the British royal household.
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The definition of a dictator is a ruler with total power or is someone who rules by force regardless of what others want or need.
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The manager of a building, usually a communal residence, who is responsible for keeping the facilities functional and often collecting rent or similar payments, either as also the building's landlord or on behalf of same. Often abbreviated "super".
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A person who rules or governs; a person who exercises dominion or controlling power over others.
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An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major.
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(Slang) A person regarded as important or influential
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A high-ranking civilian official.
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One who has a rank, position, or status superior to others.
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(Informal) An important, influential person
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A very important person.
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The outstanding person or thing
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(Idiomatic) The person in charge; the highest-ranking person in an organization.
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The outstanding person or thing
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A person who considers himself or herself much more important than others, has high expectations of others and becomes angry when his or her standards or demands are not met.
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The outstanding person or thing
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The outstanding person or thing
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The outstanding person or thing
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In Great Britain, a son of the sovereign or of a son of the sovereign
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Any of the leaders of the Tammany Society
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A chief of one or several Native American tribe(s), especially of the Algonquians.
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The emperor butterfly.
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A grand duke.
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The dignity or power of a sovereign
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A sovereign, such as a king or empress, often with constitutionally limited authority:
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Anyone with overarching power or authority in a given domain.
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A nation that controls another nation in international affairs but allows it domestic sovereignty.
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A king.
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A person having great power; ruler; monarch
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A nation that governs territory outside its borders.
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(Informal) headmaster
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(US, Mormonism) One ordained to the lowest office in the Melchizedek priesthood.
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Used as a form of address for a man in South Asia.
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A prince or chief in India
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A member of the privileged aristocracy in czarist Russia, ranking just below the ruling princes
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An educated or well-respected man in an eastern Mediterranean or Arab country; often used as a title of respect or courtesy in Turkey or a former Ottoman territory.
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(Slang, former) A masterful man to whom women are irresistibly attracted
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A high civil or military official
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(Countable) One who is subordinate.
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One of lesser rank or authority than another; a subordinate.
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A fee one pays to reserve the other's time for services.
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One who administers, especially one who works as a manager in a business, government agency, or school.
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A person or thing that leads; directing, commanding, or guiding head, as of a group or activity
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A male monarch; a man who heads a monarchy. If it's an absolute monarchy, then he is the supreme ruler of his nation.
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Capital is defined as the most important or most serious, something related to wealth, the seat of government, or punishable by death.
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Of fundamental importance; crucial, pivotal.
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Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field:
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Based on a major scale:
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Ranking higher than any other, as in power or importance; chief; supreme
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The definition of predominant is the most common or having authority or influence over others.
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Exceeding others in quality or rank; of outstanding excellence, extremely notable or important. [from 15th c.]
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Having superior force, importance, or influence:
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First or highest in rank or importance; main:
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Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
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An archlike anatomical part; specif., the natural arch of the human foot, formed by the instep and the central, concave portion of the sole
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A biological insulation garment; an air-tight, full-body suit intended to prevent the spread of contaminants.
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A work of outstanding creativity, skill or workmanship.
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(Idiomatic) A proud or conceited person.
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(Ecol.) That species of plant or animal most numerous in a community or exercising control over the other organisms by its influence upon the environment
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A leader or commander; a chief.
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(Countable, baseball) first base
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A great or distinguished person
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One who has high and controlling authority in sacred things; the chief of a sacred order; as, princely hierarchs.
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The maximum atmospheric temperature recorded at a particular location, especially during one 24-hour period.
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(Slang) A person in charge; leader; chief
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The supreme power of the Roman emperor.
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A determining factor in accomplishing or achieving something:
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The best, most popular, or most renowned achievement of an author or artist, representing his major life effort.
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(Informal) An official or leader who maintains full control as by holding several offices
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(Politics, UK, Westminster system) The leader of the government in parliament and leader of the cabinet.
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In certain American universities, an administrative official dealing chiefly with faculty, curriculum, etc.
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Sometimes, a pastor or other head priest
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The vital organs, as the heart, brain, lungs, etc.
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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(Rare) Without essence or existence; immaterial
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Done in addition to requirements; unrequired.
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(Music) Relating to or being a minor scale.
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Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Compare primary.
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A member of a colony of social insects such as ants, bees, wasps, or termites, usually a sterile or sexually immature female but in termites an individual of either sex, that performs specialized work such as building the nest, collecting and storing food, and feeding other members of the colony.
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A person hired by another, or by a business firm, etc., to work for wages or salary
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One who expresses submission, recognizance, or debt to another:
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One bound by legal agreement to work for another for a specific amount of time in return for instruction in a trade, art, or business.
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Someone who supervises workers, especially one who imposes hard or burdensome work.
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Female equivalent of taskmaster.
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A person having subordinate authority, as a foreman's assistant
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First in rank, order, or importance:
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First or highest in rank or importance; principal.
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Of, situated at, or being the top; uppermost, highest, greatest, or foremost
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(Mil.) A shot that hits or explodes beyond the target
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Having relevant and crucial value.
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Being fully such; utter:
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(Chiefly British) An old man or a rustic.
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One considered to have the dominant position or highest authority, especially as a result of a competitive victory.
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A leader, especially one exercising the powers of a tyrant.
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Wahoo Acanthocybium solandri (Barbados)
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A king or prince in India ranking above a raja, especially the sovereign of one of the former native states.
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