Chief vs. Cheif

The difference between Chief and Cheif is that the Chief is a leader or ruler of a people or clan and Cheif has no English definition. It is generally be misspelled.

Which is correct: Chief or Cheif

How to spell Chief?

Chief (Correct Spelling)

 Cheif (Incorrect Spelling)

What is Cheif?

Cheif has no English definition. It is generally be misspelled. Correct spelling is Chief.

What is Chief?

Middle English:
from Old French chef, chief, based on Latin caput ‘head’.


A ruler or leader of a people or clan.
‘the chief of the village.’
as title ‘Chief Banawi’

Definition of chief

  • the upper part of a heraldic field
  • the head of a body of persons or an organization: leader chief of police
  • the principal or most valuable part would never rest till she had read the chief of the letter to him— Jane Austen

in chief
: in the chief position or place —often used in titles commander in chief

Other Words from the chief

chiefship (Noun)

Synonyms & Antonyms for chief

Synonyms: Adjective
arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, dominant, first, foremost, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supreme
Most Important.
‘the chief reason for the
spending money.’

‘chief among his concerns was
w0orking alone at night.

Synonyms: Noun
body, brunt, bulk, core, generality, heft [archaic], main, mass, staple, weight
The head of an organization.
‘a union chief.’
‘the chief of police.’

An informal way of address
to a person, especially one of superior status or rank.
‘it is quite simple, chief’

Antonyms: Adjective
last, least

Examples of chief in a Sentence

Adjective the chief engineer on the project Her job is their chief source of income.
He has many concerns, chief among them his health. Noun the chief of the estate was left to the eldest son our chief is out on a business trip right now

History and Etymology for chief

Noun and Adjective
Middle English, from Anglo-French chief, chef head, chief, from Latin caput head — more at head

Chief (noun)
A leader or head of a group of people, organization, etc. from 13th c.
“All firefighters report to the fire chief.”

Chief (noun)
The top part of a shield or escutcheon. from 15th c.

Chief (noun)
An informal address to an equal.
“Hey, chief.”
Chief (adjective)
Primary; principal.
“Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.”

Chief (verb)
To smoke cannabis.

Chief (noun)
a leader or ruler of a people or clan
“Chief Banawi”
“the chief of the village”

Chief (noun)
the head of an organization
“a union chief”
“the chief of police”

Chief (noun)
an informal form of address to a man, especially one of superior rank or status
“it’s quite simple, chief”

Chief (noun)
an ordinary consisting of a broad horizontal band across the top of the shield.

Chief (noun)
the upper third of the field.

Chief (adjective)
most important
“chief among her concerns is working alone at night”
“the chief reason for the spending cuts”

Chief (adjective)
having or denoting the highest rank
“the chief economist of a leading bank”

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