1. adjective
(greatest in importance etc: the chief cause of disease.)

2. noun
(the head of a clan or tribe, or a department, business etc.)
- chief executive officer
- chieftain

chief1 adj principal / mayor
its chief advantage is that it's cheap su principal ventaja es que es barato
chief2 n jefe
the chief of police el jefe de policía
1 (gen) jefe,-a; (of party) líder nombre masulino o femenino; (of tribe) cacique nombre masculino
1 principal
Chief Constable jefe,-a de policía
Chief of Staff SMALLMILITARY/SMALL jefe nombre masculino del estado mayor
chief ['ʧi:f] adj
: principal, capital
chief negotiator: negociador en jefe
chiefly adv
chief n
: jefe m, -fa f
jefe adj.
máximo, -a adj.
primero, -a adj.
principal adj.
cabeza s.f.
caporal s.m.
caudillo s.m.
cuadrillero s.m.
gallo s.m.
jefe s.m.
mayor s.m.
principal s.m.

I tʃiːf
noun (head) jefe, -fa m,f, líder mf

chief of police — jefe de policía

adjective (before n, no comp) (main) principal; (highest in rank)

chief constable — jefe, -fa m,f de policía

ADJ (=principal) [reason etc] principal, mayor; (in rank) jefe, de más categoría
N [of organization] jefe(-a) m / f ; [of tribe] jefe(-a) m / f , cacique m ; (=boss) * jefe(-a) m / f , patrón(-ona) m / f

yes, chief! — ¡sí, jefe!

Chief of Staff — (Mil) Jefe del Estado Mayor

... in chief — ... en jefe


chief assistant N — primer(a) ayudante m / f

chief constable N(Brit) jefe(-a) m / f de policía

chief executive N(Brit) (local government) director(a) m / f ; [of company] (also: chief executive officer) presidente mf

chief inspector N(Brit) (Police) inspector(a) m / f jefe

chief justice N(US) presidente(-a) m / f del Tribunal Supremo

chief of police N jefe(-a) m / f de policía

chief operating officer N — director(a) m / f general, presidente mf del consejo de administración

chief superintendent N(Brit) (Police) comisario(-a) m / f jefe(-a)

* * *

I [tʃiːf]
noun (head) jefe, -fa m,f, líder mf

chief of police — jefe de policía

adjective (before n, no comp) (main) principal; (highest in rank)

chief constable — jefe, -fa m,f de policía

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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