Crossword clues for chief
- Sitting Bull, for one
- Tribe leader
- Indian head
- Perry White, e.g
- Part of CEO
- Kansas City footballer
- Firehouse foreman
- Top dog at the firehouse
- Sitting Bull e.g
- Perry White, to Jimmy Olsen
- Maxwell Smart's boss
- Leader of a tribe
- Lakota leader
- K. C. leader
- Head of the tribe
- Head of the police force
- Head of a fire department
- Fire-department head
- Fire department VIP
- Fire department V.I.P
- Fire department honcho
- Fire department head
- Fire department boss
- Dief the ______
- CEO's 'C'
- 2011 Eric Church album
- '11 Eric Church album
- First on display to arrange big noise for military
- Powhatan, e.g.
- Principal ___ (Cherokee Nation title)
- Perry White, e.g.
- Perry White, on the Daily Planet
- Big wheel
- Top cop
- Auto booster
- A person who is in charge
- A person who exercises control over workers
- Kind of Justice
- Braves' boss
- Sitting Bull, e.g.
- Indian V.I.P.
- Crazy Horse, for one
- Organisation head
- See 25 Across
- First among characters hailed in each fiefdom
- Head cook brings in sushi at last
- Tribal leader
- Top dog
- Head honcho
- Most important
- Sitting Bull, e.g
- Crazy Horse, e.g
- Indian V.I.P
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ordinary \Or"di*na*ry\, n.; pl. Ordinaries (-r[i^]z).
(Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation.
(Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also, a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to perform divine service for condemned criminals and assist in preparing them for death.
(Am. Law) A judicial officer, having generally the powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.
The mass; the common run. [Obs.]
I see no more in you than in the ordinary Of nature's salework.
That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution. [R.]
Spain had no other wars save those which were grown into an ordinary.
Anything which is in ordinary or common use.
Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and other ordinaries.
--Sir W. Scott.
A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction from one where each dish is separately charged; a table d'h[^o]te; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room.
All the odd words they have picked up in a coffeehouse, or a gaming ordinary, are produced as flowers of style.
He exacted a tribute for licenses to hawkers and peddlers and to ordinaries.
(Her.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron, chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary. In ordinary.
In actual and constant service; statedly attending and serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a foreign court.
(Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; -- said of a naval vessel.
Ordinary of the Mass (R. C. Ch.), the part of the Mass which is the same every day; -- called also the canon of the Mass.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "highest in rank or power; most important or prominent; supreme, best," from Old French chief "chief, principal, first" (10c., Modern French chef), from Vulgar Latin *capum (also source of Spanish and Portuguese cabo, Italian capo, Provençal cap), from Latin caput "head," also "leader, guide, chief person; summit; capital city" (see capitulum).
c.1300, "head, leader, captain; the principal or most important part of anything;" from Old French chief "leader, ruler, head" of something, "capital city" (10c., Modern French chef), from Vulgar Latin *capum, from Latin caput "head," also "leader, chief person; summit; capital city" (see capitulum). Meaning "head of a clan" is from 1570s; later extended to American Indian tribes. Commander-in-chief attested from 1660s.
a. primary; principal. n. 1 (senseid en leader of group etc)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc. (from 13th c.) 2 (context heraldiccharge English) The top part of a shield or escutcheon. (from 15th c.) 3 (senseid en head of an organization)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss. (from 17th c.) 4 An informal address to an equal.
adj. most important element; "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets" [syn: chief(a), main(a), primary(a), principal(a)]
Chief may refer to:
The Chief, real name Niles Caulder, Ph.D., is a fictional character from DC Comics and the leader of the Doom Patrol.
The Chief was one of the named passenger trains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Its route ran from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. The Chief was inaugurated as an all- Pullman limited train to supplement the road's California Limited, with a surcharge of USD $10.00 for an end-to-end trip. The heavyweight began its first run from both ends of the line, simultaneously, on November 14, 1926, scheduled 63 hours each way between Chicago and Los Angeles, five hours faster than the California Limited. (The Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited and Golden State Limited began their extra-fare 63-hour schedules between Chicago and California the same day.)
The Chief was a success, dubbed "Extra Fast-Extra Fine-Extra Fare" though it failed to relieve traffic on the California Limited. The Chief became famous as a "rolling boudoir" for film stars and Hollywood executives. In 1954 the Chief reduced its schedule to equal its cousins, the Super Chief and El Capitan, and would ultimately drop the extra fare requirement as well.
The Chief would have been the "crown jewel" of most railroads' passenger fleets. But it did not survive the national decline in passenger demand and its last run was on May 15, 1968.
In heraldic blazon, a chief is a charge on a coat of arms that takes the form of a band running horizontally across the top edge of the shield. Writers disagree in how much of the shield's surface is to be covered by the chief, ranging from one-fourth to one-third. The former is more likely if the chief is uncharged, that is, if it does not have other objects placed on it. If charged, the chief is typically wider to allow room for the objects drawn there.
The chief is one of the ordinaries in heraldry, along with the bend, chevron, fess, and pale. There are several other ordinaries and sub-ordinaries.
Chief is the third studio album by American country music artist Eric Church. It was released on July 26, 2011, via EMI Nashville. The album produced five singles, including the first two number one singles of his career on the Hot Country Songs chart: "Drink in My Hand" and "Springsteen", two additional top tens on the country chart: "Creepin'" and "Like Jesus Does", as well as the top 20 country hit "Homeboy". On June 20, 2012, Chief was certified Platinum by the RIAA for having shipped 1,000,000 records. As of July 2015, the album has sold 1,860,000 copies in the United States.
The album received a nomination for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards.
Chief is a four-person band from Santa Monica, California, stationed in Los Angeles, California. Chief has released three singles entitled "Mighty Proud," "Breaking Walls", and "Night And Day," as well as an EP called "The Castle Is Gone" and their debut and only full album, Modern Rituals. All of these releases (except for the EP which was released under their own record label) have been via Domino Records. They have been compared to bands such as Coldplay and Local Natives by The New York Times. The Times goes on to say "Mr. Koga can sound like the young Tom Petty." Other reviews of Chief have similarly been generally good. On June 14, 2011, they played their farewell show at The Troubadour but began performing together again one year later.
Usage examples of "chief".
The chief gestured to Sarapul and Abo gave the smoke to the old cannibal.
Tuck looked to Abo, who seemed satisfied that the chief was backing him up.
Malink remained chief for many years, and when he became too old to carry the responsibilitysince he had no sonshe appointed Abo his successor.
The chief object of interest to me at Trieste was an actress in a company that was playing there.
The chief secret, however, of the origin of the peculiar phrases under consideration consisted in their striking fitness to the nature and facts of the case, their adaptedness to express these facts in a bold and vivid manner.
One would have thought it impossible for a man to stretch himself more than Timokhin had done when he was reprimanded by the regimental commander, but now that the commander in chief addressed him he drew himself up to such an extent that it seemed he could not have sustained it had the commander in chief continued to look at him, and so Kutuzov, who evidently understood his case and wished him nothing but good, quickly turned away, a scarcely perceptible smile flitting over his scarred and puffy face.
Thus also Nachi Cocom, who dwelt in the chief town of Zututa in the province Chichen Itza, that called Chichen Itza, and Ah Cahuot Cocom, aiding the word of God and our great King, delivered up their standards and banners for the sake of our great King, for the conquest, and received the Adelantado and the father the priest in their towns, nor did they make war, but abstained from all injury, and laid out churches and town-houses for their followers.
And, unfortunately, Sealer Greenlaw, Adjudicator Leutwyn, and Chief Venn.
Barbarian chiefs, alarmed and admonished by the fate of their companions, prepared to encounter, in a decisive battle, the victorious forces of the lieutenant of Valentinian.
He was admonished of his error by the chief of the race of Seljuk, who dwelt in the territory of Bochara.
Barbaro told me the chief incidents in a life that had been adventurous enough, and informed me that he was now in the service of the Duke of Modena, the Governor of Milan.
CIC, ready rooms, wardrooms, chiefs quarters, berth- ing spaces, in aerology, the radio shack, on the hangar deck, all through the ship the men waited.
The chief of the aeronautic establishment near West Point was Cabot Sinclair, and he allowed himself but one single moment of the posturing that was so universal in that democratic time.
It was not unusual for these meetings to be held by the lakeside, rather than in the great hall of the Shadowleague headquarters, because the Afanc, who was Chief Loremaster for all water-dwellers, could not leave his watery habitat.
Otto von Meissner, chief of the Presidential Chancellery, and Goering, who had accompanied Hitler, were the only witnesses to the conversation, and though Meissner is not a completely dependable source, his affidavit at Nuremberg is the only firsthand testimony in existence of what followed.