Synonyms for Chief:
main, primary, principal, master.
•most important, essential (adjective)
champion, predominant, arch, superior, star, principal, foremost, leading, primary, supreme, premier, uppermost, controlling, main, paramount, ruling, head.
eminent, ruling, senior, controlling, supreme, better, foremost, commanding, quintessential, choice, above, sovereign, champion, master, superior, leading, king, paramount, consummate, A 1, best, zenith, crowning, ascendant, dominant, signal, elite, furthest, chosen, uppermost, furthermost, Headmost, maximum, predominant, most.
n.genteel, good, study at principal, common, below, A-list, born, B-list. employer, figurehead, the Establishment, dictator, over, hierarch, enforcer, autocrat, demagogue. elementary, basic. foreperson, straw boss, taskmistress, forewoman. •chief (noun)
honcho, main, top dog, arch, top, head, gaffer, foreman, boss, primary, important, of import, principal.
mayor, queen, ringmaster, magistrate, supervisor, taskmaster, administrator, boss, foreman, overseer, general, baron, superintendent, conductor, ringleader, band master, warden, overlord.
commander, governor, head, proprietress, kingpin, executive, authority, headmaster, director, mother, star, headmistress, mahatma, lord, officer, commandant, landlord, president, guru, proprietor, captain, quartermaster, maestro, principal, titleholder, mandarin, manager, abbot, sire, landlady, squire, dean, ruler, leader.
top dog, head.
•person in charge (noun)
governor, leader, ringleader, honcho, boss, sovereign, dictator, commander, manager, overlord, director, general, captain, superintendent, ruler, foreperson, president, overseer, proprietor, supervisor.
exceller, paragon, premier, victor, superman, wonderwoman, nobility, winner, prize winner, virtuoso, prodigy, superwoman, aristocracy, prima donna, champ.
Usage examples for chief
That is my chief – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter