What is chief?

  • (adj): Most important element.
    Example: "The chief aim of living"
    Synonyms: main, primary, principal
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on chief:

Chester W. Nimitz - Military Career - Between The Wars
... War College, 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 ...
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. 1946), Otoe-Missouria-Pawnee author and educator Wicked Chief, visited President James Monroe in 1822 with a delegation of Indian dignitaries ...
Corporate Title
... the "C-suite," 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 ... 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 Technology (IT) presence have a Chief Information ...
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–present Chief judges have ... Unlike the 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 ...
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 ... Unlike the 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 ...

More definitions of "chief":

  • (noun): A person who is in charge.
    Synonyms: head, top dog

Famous quotes containing the word chief:

    In his very rejection of art Walt Whitman is an artist. He tried to produce a certain effect by certain means and he succeeded.... He stands apart, and the chief value of his work is in its prophecy, not in its performance. He has begun a prelude to larger themes. He is the herald to a new era. As a man he is the precursor of a fresh type. He is a factor in the heroic and spiritual evolution of the human being. If Poetry has passed him by, Philosophy will take note of him.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    God protect us from the efficient, go-getter businesswoman whose feminine instincts have been completely sterilized. Wherever women are functioning, whether in the home or in a job, they must remember that their chief function as women is a capacity for warm, understanding and charitable human relationships.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    These are our grievances which we have thus laid before his majesty with that freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people, claiming their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)