Chief vs. Cheif - What's the difference?

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The main difference between Chief and Cheif is that the Chief is a a leader or ruler of a people or clan and Cheif has no English definition. It is generally be misspelled.


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  • Chief (noun)

    A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc. from 13th c.

    "All firefighters report to the fire chief."

  • Chief (noun)

    The top part of a shield or escutcheon. from 15th c.

  • Chief (noun)

    An informal address to an equal.

    "Hey, chief."

  • Chief (adjective)

    Primary; principal.

    "Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster."

  • Chief (verb)

    To smoke cannabis.

  • Cheif (noun)

    Obsolete spelling of chief.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Chief (noun)

    a leader or ruler of a people or clan

    "Chief Banawi"

    "the chief of the village"

  • Chief (noun)

    the head of an organization

    "a union chief"

    "the chief of police"

  • Chief (noun)

    an informal form of address to a man, especially one of superior rank or status

    "it's quite simple, chief"

  • Chief (noun)

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

  • Chief (noun)

    the upper third of the field.

  • Chief (adjective)

    most important

    "chief among her concerns is working alone at night"

    "the chief reason for the spending cuts"

  • Chief (adjective)

    having or denoting the highest rank

    "the chief economist of a leading bank"

Webster Dictionary

  • Chief (noun)

    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.

  • Chief (noun)

    The principal part; the most valuable portion.

  • Chief (noun)

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

  • Chief (adjective)

    Highest in office or rank; principal; head.

  • Chief (adjective)

    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.

  • Chief (adjective)

    Very intimate, near, or close.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Chief (noun)

    a person who is in charge;

    "the head of the whole operation"

  • Chief (noun)

    a person who exercises control over workers;

    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

  • Chief (adjective)

    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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