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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
chief /tʃi:f/
  • danh từ
    • thủ lĩnh, lãnh tụ
    • người đứng đầu; trưởng
      • Chief of Staff: tham mưu trưởng
    • (thông tục) ông sếp, ông chủ
    • in chief
      • nhất là, đặc biệt là
  • tính từ
    • đứng đầu, trưởng
    • trọng yếu, chủ yếu, chính
    • chief town
      • thủ phủ
Concise Dictionary
+a person who is in charge
+a person who exercises control over workers
+most important element
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 head, leader, principal, superior, supervisor, superintendent, manager, overseer, captain, master, ringleader, chieftain, Dialect himself, Colloq boss, bossman, Brit governor, gov., supremo, US man, kingpin, (head or chief) honcho, number one, numero uno, headman, big White Chief, big Chief, Great White Father, big Daddy, super; Slang big cheese, Brit gaffer, Chiefly US Mr Big:
You'd best ask the chief for permission to fly to Rome.
2 head, leading, ranking, superior, supreme, foremost, premier, first, greatest, outstanding:
Terry is your chief competition for the singles trophy.
3 principal, most important, essential, key, paramount, (first and) foremost, primary, prime, main:
The chief reason I came was to see you. Here is a list of the chief crimes committed in the area last year.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun
+ adjective [only before noun]
1 most important; main: the chief cause / problem / reason + one of the President's chief rivals
2 (often Chief) highest in rank: the Chief Education Officer + the chief financial officer of the company + Detective Chief Inspector Williams
3 (-in-chief) (in nouns) of the highest rank: commander-in-chief
See also - CHIEFLY
+ noun
1 a person with a high rank or the highest rank in a company or an organization: army / industry / police chiefs
2 (often as a title) a leader or ruler of a tribe: Chief Buthelezi + Chief Crazy Horse
Idioms: there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians (BrE, informal) used to describe a situation in which there are too many people telling other people what to do, and not enough people to do the work
Collocation Dictionary


tribal | army, council, industry, intelligence, military, party, police, security, union | education, health, etc.


chief of police, chief of staff

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