Synonyms for (noun) chief

Synonyms: boss, chief, foreman, gaffer, honcho

Definition: a person who exercises control over workers

Usage: if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

Similar words: supervisor

Definition: one who supervises or has charge and direction of


Synonyms: head, chief, top dog

Definition: a person who is in charge

Usage: the head of the whole operation

Similar words: leader

Definition: a person who rules or guides or inspires others


Synonyms: headman, tribal chief, chief, chieftain

Definition: the head of a tribe or clan

Similar words: leader

Definition: a person who rules or guides or inspires others

Synonyms for (adjective) chief

Synonyms: main, master, chief, primary, principal

Definition: most important element

Usage: 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

Similar words: important, of import

Definition: of great significance or value

Usage: important people; the important questions of the day