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  • The Chief-Leader, a newspaper aimed at civil service workers in New York City
  • Chief (comics), a fictional character and the mastermind behind the Doom Patrol
  • Chief (Carmen Sandiego), a fictional character in the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? franchise of computer games and TV shows
  • The Chief, a fictional character (played by Edward Platt) from the television situation comedy Get Smart
  • The Chief, a fictional character in The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show
  • The Chief (TV series), a television series on CablePulse 24 in Toronto, Ontario
  • Chiefs (TV miniseries), a 1983 TV miniseries starring Charlton Heston and Keith Carradine
  • Chiefs (novel), a novel by Stuart Woods
  • The Chief (UK television series), an Anglia TV drama around a fictional Chief Constable in Eastlands Constabulary, played initially by Tim Piggott-Smith, and latterly, Martin Shaw
  • Chief, a fictional character in the novel and film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Chief, a fictional character in the novel and film The Fox and the Hound.
  • "Chief," a nickname for fictional character Galen Tyrol in the 2004 TV series Battlestar Galactica

Places

  • Stawamus Chief, a granite monolith near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

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Chief may refer to the following:

Contents

Title or rank

Sports

People nicknamed The Chief

People nicknamed Chief

Aircraft

Media

Places

  • Stawamus Chief, a granite monolith near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Other meanings

See also


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

CHIEF (from Fr. chef, head, Lat. caput), the head or upper part of anything, and so, in heraldry, the upper part of the escutcheon, occupying one-third of the whole. When applied to a leading personage, a head man or one having the highest authority, the term chief or chieftain (Med. Lat. capitanus, 0. Fr. chevetaine) is principally confined to the leader of a clan or tribe. The phrase "in chief" (Med. Lat. in capite) is used in feudal law of the tenant who holds his fief direct from the lord paramount (see Feudalism).


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Wiktionary

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Etymology

From Middle English, from Old French chief (leader), from Late Latin capum (head), from Latin caput (head)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
chief

Plural
chiefs

chief (plural chiefs)

  1. A leader or respected elder in a tribe.
    They came to the chief to resolve their dispute.
  2. The head of an organization.
    All firefighters report to the fire chief.
  3. (heraldry) A horizontal band across the top of a shield.
    • 1889, Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry:
      When the Chief is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "On a Chief".

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Adjective

chief (not comparable)

Positive
chief

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Primary; principal.
    Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.

Translations

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Anagrams

  • Anagrams of cefhi
  • fiche

Old French

Etymology

Latin caput.

Noun

chief m. (oblique plural chiefs, nominative singular chies, nominative plural chief)

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. leader, chief

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