chief

chief
1. noun
1) (of state, town, clan) Oberhaupt, das; (of tribe) Häuptling, der
2) (of department) Leiter, der; (coll.): (one's superior, boss) Chef, der; Boss, der

chief of police — Polizeipräsident, der

chief of staff — (of a service) Generalstabschef, der; (commander) Stabschef, der

2. adjective, usu. attrib.
1) Ober-

chief engineer — erster Maschinist (Seew.)

[Lord] Chief Justice — (Brit.) [Lord] Oberrichter, der

2) (first in importance, influence, etc.) Haupt-

chief reason/aim — Hauptgrund, der/-ziel, das

* * *
[ i:f] 1. adjective
(greatest in importance etc: the chief cause of disease.) Haupt-...
2. noun
(the head of a clan or tribe, or a department, business etc.) der Chef
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- chief executive officer
- chieftain
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chief
[tʃi:f]
I. n
1. (head of organization) Leiter(in) m(f), Chef(in) m(f)
2. (leader of people) Führer(in) m(f); (head of clan) Oberhaupt nt; (head of tribe) Häuptling m
3. BRIT (hum fam: form of address) Meister m hum
4. LAW (in person)
in \chief persönlich; (examining of witness)
examination in \chief Befragung f von eigenen Zeugen durch den Anwalt
5.
too many \chiefs and not enough Indians (prov) zu viele Chefs und keine Arbeiter, alle schauen zu und keiner arbeitet
II. adj attr, inv
1. (main) Haupt-, bedeutendste(r, s) attr
the \chief reason for sth der Hauptgrund für etw akk
2. (head) Chef-, erste(r) attr
\chief administrator Verwaltungschef(in) m(f)
to be \chief cook and bottle-washer (also iron fam) Küchendienst machen
\chief minister Ministerpräsident(in) m(f)
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[tʃiːf]
1. n pl -s
1) (of organization) Leiter(in) m(f), Chef(in) m(f) (inf); (of clan) Oberhaupt nt; (of tribe) Häuptling m; (of gang) Anführer(in) m(f); (inf = boss) Boss m (inf), Chef m

chief of police — Polizeipräsident(in) or -chef(in) m(f)

chief of staff (Mil) — Stabschef(in) m(f)

chief of state — Staatschef(in) m(f)

2) (HER) Schildhaupt nt
3)

in chief — hauptsächlich

2. adj
1) (= most important) Haupt-, wichtigste(r, s), bedeutendste(r, s)

the chief thing — das Wichtigste, die Hauptsache

chief reason — Hauptgrund m

2) (= most senior) Haupt-, Ober-, erste(r)

chief clerk — Bürochef m

chief executive officer — Hauptgeschäftsführer(in) m(f), Generaldirektor(in) m(f), Vorstandsvorsitzende(r) m(f)

Chief Secretary (to the Treasury) ( Brit Pol ) — stellvertretender Finanzminister, stellvertretende Finanzministerin

chief of staff — (General)stabschef(in) m(f)

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chief [tʃiːf]
A s
1. Oberhaupt n (eines Staates etc), Vorsitzender m (einer Partei etc), Leiter m:
chief of a department Abteilungsleiter
2. Häuptling m (eines Stammes):
American Indian chief Indianerhäuptling
3. umg
a) hum Boss m, Chef m
b) Anrede: Chef!, Meister! oft hum
4. Heraldik: Schildhaupt n (Wappenbild)
5. in chief hauptsächlich, vor allem
B adj (adv chiefly)
1. erst(er, e, es), oberst(er, e, es), höchst(er, e, es), Ober…, Haupt…:
chief accountant WIRTSCH Hauptbuchhalter m;
chief cameraman FILM, TV Aufnahmeleiter m;
chief concern Hauptanliegen n;
chief designer Chefkonstrukteur m;
chief executive officer WIRTSCH Hauptgeschäftsführer(in);
chief problem Hauptproblem n
2. hauptsächlich, wichtigst(er, e, es):
chief source of income Haupteinnahmequelle f;
the chief thing to remember was man sich vor allem merken muss;
chief witness for the prosecution Hauptbelastungszeuge m
C adv obs hauptsächlich, vor allem
ch. abk
1. TECH chain (chains pl)
2. chapter
3. chief
4. child
5. children
6. church
* * *
1. noun
1) (of state, town, clan) Oberhaupt, das; (of tribe) Häuptling, der
2) (of department) Leiter, der; (coll.): (one's superior, boss) Chef, der; Boss, der

chief of police — Polizeipräsident, der

chief of staff — (of a service) Generalstabschef, der; (commander) Stabschef, der

2. adjective, usu. attrib.
1) Ober-

chief engineer — erster Maschinist (Seew.)

[Lord] Chief Justice — (Brit.) [Lord] Oberrichter, der

2) (first in importance, influence, etc.) Haupt-

chief reason/aim — Hauptgrund, der/-ziel, das

* * *
adj.
hauptsächlich adj. n.
Anführer - m.
Chef -s m.
Vorsteher m.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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