Translation of "chief" - English-Spanish dictionary

chief

adjective uk /tʃiːf/ us /tʃif/

most important

principal
The weather was our chief reason for coming here.
noun uk /tʃiːf/ us /tʃif/

the leader of a group

jefe, -a

(Translation of “chief” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

chief

adjective /tʃiːf/

greatest in importance etc

principal
the chief cause of disease.
chiefly adverb

mainly

principalmente
She became ill chiefly because she did not eat enough.
chief executive officer noun

(also CEO) the president of a large company

director general
She was appointed Chief Executive Officer last year.
chieftain /-tən/ noun

the head of a clan, tribe etc

el jefe de un clan/una tribu
a Native American chieftain.

(Translation of “chief” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)