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Princeton's WordNet

  1. head, chief, top dog(noun)

    a person who is in charge

    "the head of the whole operation"

    tribal chief, heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, honcho, mind, head teacher, nous, question, chieftain, foreman, point, gaffer, top dog, headman, brain, headland, head, header, principal, headspring, foreland, pass, chief, headway, read/write head, drumhead, head word, forefront, capitulum, oral sex, boss, fountainhead, caput, straits


  2. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss(noun)

    a person who exercises control over workers

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

    hirer, tribal chief, headman, foreman, political boss, antique, boss, gaffer, old geezer, chief, knob, old-timer, honcho, oldtimer, chieftain, head, party boss, top dog


  3. headman, tribal chief, chieftain, chief(adj)

    the head of a tribe or clan

    headsman, head, honcho, gaffer, top dog, tribal chief, chieftain, chief, foreman, headman, boss, captain


  4. chief(a), main(a), primary(a), principal(a), master(a)(adj)

    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"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chief(a.)

    leading, supreme, headmost, first, supreme, most eminent

  2. chief(a.)

    principal, main, prime, vital, especial, great, grand, cardinal, master, most important

  3. chief(n.)

    chieftain, commander

  4. chief(n.)

    leader, head, corypheus, principal person

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