Meaning of “chief executive” in the English Dictionary

"chief executive" in British English

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chief executivenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzek.jʊ.tɪv/ us /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzek.jə.t̬ɪv/

Examples from literature

  • He had overlooked a modest, timid youth who had quietly approached the Chief Executive's desk. 

Examples from literature

  • He had overlooked a modest, timid youth who had quietly approached the Chief Executive's desk. 

the Chief Executivenoun [ S ]

uk /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzek.jʊ.tɪv/ us /ˌtʃiːf ɪɡˈzek.jə.t̬ɪv/ US

(Definition of “chief executive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chief executive" in Business English

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chief executivenoun [ C ]

uk us UK

WORKPLACE →  chief executive officer

(Definition of “chief executive” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)