1. head, chief, top dog, leader

usage: a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"

2. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss, supervisor

usage: a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

3. headman, tribal chief, chieftain, chief, leader

usage: the head of a tribe or clan


1. chief(prenominal), main(prenominal), primary(prenominal), principal(prenominal), master(prenominal), important (vs. unimportant), of import

usage: 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"

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