• Chief Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter, sinister, and middle chiefs.
  2. (a.) Principal or most eminent in any quality or action; most distinguished; having most influence; taking the lead; most important; as, the chief topic of conversation; the chief interest of man.
  3. (a.) Highest in office or rank; principal; head.
  4. (n.) The head or leader of any body of men; a commander, as of an army; a head man, as of a tribe, clan, or family; a person in authority who directs the work of others; the principal actor or agent.
  5. (n.) The principal part; the most valuable portion.
  6. (a.) Very intimate, near, or close.

Arch, Boss, Foreman, Gaffer, Head, Main, Primary, Principal, Top,

• Chiefest Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) First or foremost; chief; principal.

• Chief hare Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A small rodent (Lagamys princeps) inhabiting the summits of the Rocky Mountains; -- also called crying hare, calling hare, cony, American pika, and little chief hare.