chief chief  /ˈtʃif/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who is in charge
  2. (n) a person who exercises control over workers
  3. (n) the head of a tribe or clan
  4. (adj) most important element

Usage(s):

  1. New Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff is trying to rapidly change the way America guards against terrorism.
  2. When Barack Obama asked Congressman Rahm Emanuel to be his White House chief-of-staff, few political insiders were surprised.
  3. When Kenya fired its police chief on Tuesday, the government claimed the move was a step toward reforming the country's corrupt and violent police.

News

  1. Chief executives at large US companies more optimistic about hiring, sales

    WASHINGTON — Chief executives for the largest U.S. companies are more optimistic about sales over the next six months and plan to add more workers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. US chief executives more optimistic about hiring

    Chief executives for the largest U.S. companies are more optimistic about sales over the next six months and plan to add more workers. The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that its April-June quarterly ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Chief Offers to Buy the Part of Dole Food He Doesn’t Already Own

    The chief executive of Dole Food, David H. Murdock, made an unsolicited offer on Tuesday to buy the company in a deal that values Dole at almost $1.1 billion.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "Quite frankly, BP blew it," he said. "You cut corners to save money and time. And as the chief executive officer of BP â€| you called for fewer people in the decision-making process. You stated individuals need to be accountable for...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  2. "Speaking for the Department of Defense, once the commander in chief makes his decisions, we will salute and execute those decisions faithfully and to the best of our ability," Mr. Gates said to the annual gathering of the Association of the...
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "When we first started, people everywhere asked the same questions: Could a woman really serve as commander in chief? Well, I think we answered that one," Clinton said. "Could an African American really be our president? And Sen. Obama has...
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Austin American-Statesman

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