Meaning of CHIEF in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ tʃi:f ]

n. & adj. --n. 1 a a leader or ruler. b the head of a tribe, clan, etc. 2 the head of a department; the highest official. 3 Heraldry the upper third of a shield. --adj. (usu. attrib.) 1 first in position, importance, influence, etc. (chief engineer). 2 prominent, leading. øChief of Staff the senior staff officer of a service or command. -in-Chief supreme (Commander-in-Chief). øøchiefdom n. [ME f. OF ch(i)ef ult. f. L caput head]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.