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chief

adjective [not gradable]  us   /tʃif/

chief adjective [not gradable] (MOST IMPORTANT)

most important: Their chief objection to the appointment was that she had no judicial experience.

chief adjective [not gradable] (PERSON IN CHARGE)

highest in position or power: the chief economist/engineer/nurse He is chairman and chief executive of the company.

chief

noun [C]  us   /tʃif/

chief noun [C] (PERSON IN CHARGE)

the person in charge of a group or organization, or the ruler of a tribe (= a group of families): the chief of police
Translations of “chief”
in Arabic رَئيسي…
in Korean 주된, 최고의…
in Malaysian utama…
in French principal…
in Turkish başlıca, en önemli, şef…
in Italian maggiore, primo, più elevato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最重要的, 首要的, 最主要的…
in Russian основной, важнейший, старший…
in Polish główny…
in Vietnamese chủ yếu…
in Spanish principal…
in Portuguese principal…
in Thai สำคัญที่สุด…
in German Haupt-……
in Catalan principal…
in Japanese 主な, 最も重要な…
in Indonesian utama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最重要的, 首要的, 最主要的…
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