- the upper area of an escutcheon.
- an ordinary occupying this area.
SYNONYMS FOR chief
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Idioms for chief
- in the chief position; highest in rank (used in combination): editor in chief; commander in chief.
- Heraldry. in the upper part of an escutcheon.
Origin of chief
synonym study for chief
OTHER WORDS FROM chiefchiefless, adjectivechiefship, nounsubchief, nounun·der·chief, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chiefchef, chief
Example sentences from the Web for chief
All your letter is delicious, but chiefest the last sentence where you say you like your Chaucer so much.Hortus Inclusus|John Ruskin
They endured much cold in this place, and the chiefest remedy were great fires.
His was a great soul, and, when my love grows unselfish, my chiefest regret is that he is not here to witness to-morrow's dawn.The Iron Heel|Jack London
For this I hoped, for my life as it had become was no longer my chiefest good.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
So, from marvel to marvel you have drifted on, thinking all the time that the one last seen must be the chiefest.The Innocents Abroad|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for chief
- most important; principal
- highest in rank or authority