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Chief vs. Chef

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Chief

A leader or ruler of a people or clan
Chief Banawi
The chief of the village
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Chef

A chef is a trained professional cook and tradesman who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation, often focusing on a particular cuisine. The word "chef" is derived from the term chef de cuisine (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɛf.də.kɥi.zin]), the director or head of a kitchen.
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Chief

An ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across the top of the shield.
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Chef

A cook, especially the chief cook of a large kitchen staff.
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Chief

Most important
Chief among her concerns is working alone at night
The chief reason for the spending cuts
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Chef

The presiding cook in the kitchen of a large household.
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Chief

One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
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Chef

The head cook of a restaurant or other establishment.
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Chief

A chief petty officer.
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Chef

Any cook.
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Chief

(Nautical) The chief engineer of a ship.
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Chef

(slang) One who manufactures illegal drugs; a cook.
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Chief

(Slang) A supervisor; a boss.
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Chef

(historical) A reliquary in the shape of a head.
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Chief

(Heraldry) The upper section of a shield.
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Chef

To work as a chef; to prepare and cook food professionally.
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Chief

Highest in rank, authority, or office
The chief scientist in the lab.
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Chef

To stab with a knife, to shank.
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Chief

Most important or influential
The chief ingredients in the stew. See Usage Note at absolute.
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Chef

A chief or head person.
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Chief

A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
All firefighters report to the fire chief.
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Chef

The head cook of large establishment, as a club, a family, etc.
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Chief

(heraldry) The top part of a shield or escutcheon; more specifically, an ordinary consisting of the upper part of the field cut off by a horizontal line, generally occupying the top third.
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Chef

Same as Chief.
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Chief

The principal part or top of anything.
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Chef

A professional cook
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Chief

An informal term of address.
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Chief

An informal term of address for a Native American or First Nations man.
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Chief

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

(Scotland) Intimate, friendly.
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Chief

To smoke cannabis.
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Chief

The head or leader of any body of men; a commander, as of an army; a head man, as of a tribe, clan, or family; a person in authority who directs the work of others; the principal actor or agent.
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Chief

The principal part; the most valuable portion.
The chief of the things which should be utterly destroyed.
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Chief

The upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter, sinister, and middle chiefs.
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Chief

Highest in office or rank; principal; head.
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Chief

Principal or most eminent in any quality or action; most distinguished; having most influence; taking the lead; most important; as, the chief topic of conversation; the chief interest of man.
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Chief

Very intimate, near, or close.
A whisperer separateth chief friends.
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Chief

A person who is in charge;
The head of the whole operation
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Chief

A person who exercises control over workers;
If you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
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Chief

Most important element;
The chief aim of living
The main doors were of solid glass
The principal rivers of America
The principal example
Policemen were primary targets
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