What is chief?

  • (noun): A person who is in charge.
    Synonyms: head, top dog
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on chief:

Corporate Title
... referring to the 3-letter initials starting with "C" and ending with "O" (for "Chief __________ Officer") the traditional officers are Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), and Chief ... Chief administrative officer and Chief risk officer positions are often found in banking, insurance, and other financial services companies ... telecom and semi-conductor) (now IT sector companies also) tend to have a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), while companies with a strong Information ...
United States Court Of Appeals For The Second Circuit - Chief Judges
... Chief judges have administrative responsibilities with respect to their circuits, and preside over any panel on which they serve unless the circuit justice (i.e ... where one justice is specifically nominated to be chief, the office of chief judge rotates among the circuit judges ... To be chief, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as chief judge ...
United States Court Of Appeals For The Eleventh Circuit - Chief Judges
... Chief Judge Godbold 1981–1986 Roney 1986–1989 Tjoflat 1989–1996 Hatchett 1996–1999 Anderson 1999–2002 Edmondson 2002–2009 Dubina 2009–p ... Supreme Court, where one justice is specifically nominated to be chief, the office of chief judge rotates among the circuit judges ... To be chief, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as chief judge ...
Pawnee People - Notable Pawnee
... "Chief" Yellow Horse, Major League baseball player Old Lady Grieves The Enemy, 19th c ... woman warrior Petalesharo, a Skidi Pawnee chief who in 1817 rescued an Ietan Comanche girl from Pawnee ritual human sacrifice ... author and educator Wicked Chief, visited President James Monroe in 1822 with a delegation of Indian dignitaries ...
Chester W. Nimitz - Military Career - Between The Wars
... Newport, Rhode Island, and in June 1923, became Aide and Assistant Chief of Staff to Commander Battle Fleet, and later to the Commander in Chief, U.S ... In April 1935, he returned home for three years as Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, before becoming Commander, Cruiser Division 2, Battle Force ... On 15 June 1939 he was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Navigation ...

More definitions of "chief":

  • (adj): Most important element.
    Example: "The chief aim of living"
    Synonyms: main, primary, principal

Famous quotes containing the word chief:

    The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    We thrive by casualties. Our chief experiences have been casual.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)