Another word for chief
The outstanding person or thing
leader, head, principal, manager, boss, overseer, governor, president, foreman, proprietor, supervisor, superior, director, chair, chairman, ringleader, general, master, dictator, superintendent, ruler, captain, commander, big shot*, brass hat*, higher-up*, bigwig*, big wheel*, big cheese*; high muck-a-muck*, head honcho*, nÃºmero uno* (Spanish), prima donna*, triton among minnows*, the only pebble on the beach*, the biggest frog in the puddle*; see also administrator, leader 2.
ruler, prince, master, sachem, sagamore, emperor, duke, majesty, monarch, overlord, suzerain, lord, potentate, sovereign, chieftain, headman, elder, Maharaja, sahib, Rajah, boyar, effendi, emir, sheik, pasha; see also king 1, ruler 1.
Another word for chiefnoun
One who is highest in rank or authority:boss, chieftain, director, head, headman, hierarch, leader, master. (Slang) honcho. Idiom: cock of the walk. See over
A professional politician who controls a party or political machine:boss, leader. See over
Someone who directs and supervises workers:boss, director, foreman, foreperson, forewoman, head, manager, overseer, superintendent, supervisor, taskmaster, taskmistress. (Informal) straw boss. See over