the head or leader of an organized body of people; the person highest in authority:
the chief of police.
the head or ruler of a tribe or clan:
an Indian chief.
(initial capital letter) U.S. Army. a title of some advisers to the Chief of Staff, who do not, in most instances, command the troop units of their arms or services:
Chief of Engineers; Chief Signal Officer.
Informal. boss or leader:
We’ll have to talk to the chief about this.
the upper area of an escutcheon.
an ordinary occupying this area.
highest in rank or authority:
the chief priest; the chief administrator.
most important; principal:
his chief merit; the chief difficulty.
Archaic. chiefly; principally.
in the chief position; highest in rank (used in combination):
editor in chief; commander in chief.
Heraldry. in the upper part of an escutcheon.
the head, leader, or most important individual in a group or body of people
another word for chieftain (sense 2)
(heraldry) the upper third of a shield
in chief, primarily; especially
most important; principal
highest in rank or authority
noun, Chemistry. 1. a chloride containing a relatively small proportion of chlorine, as mercurous chloride. noun 1. a chloride of an element that contains less chlorine than its common chloride
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology. 1. of or relating to cartilage or a cartilage. adjective 1. of or relating to cartilage chondral chon·dral (kŏn’drəl) adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of cartilage; cartilaginous.
- Subchorial space
subchorial space (sŭb-kôr’ē-əl) n. The placental part adjacent to and beneath the chorion. Also called subchorial lake.
adjective 1. constant; habitual; inveterate: a chronic liar. 2. continuing a long time or recurring frequently: a chronic state of civil war. 3. having long had a disease, habit, weakness, or the like: a chronic invalid. 4. (of a disease) having long duration (opposed to acute). noun 5. Slang. cronic. adjective 1. continuing for a […]