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British English: /tʃiːf/
American English: /tʃif/

Translation of chief in German:


  • 4 (Heraldry)
    Schildhaupt Neutr.

adjective usu. attrib.

  • 1
    chief priest
    Oberpriester Mask.
    chief clerk
    Bürochef Mask.
    chief engineer
    erster Maschinist (Nautical)
    [Lord] Chief Justice (British English)
    [Lord] Oberrichter Mask.
  • 2 (first in importance, influence, etc.)
    chief reason/aim
    (Hauptgrund der, -ziel das)
    his chief crime
    das Schlimmste, was er sich Dat. geleistet hat
    his chief hope
    seine größte Hoffnung
  • 3 (prominent, leading) chief culprit
    Hauptschuldige Mask./Fem.
    chief offender
    (Haupttäter der, -täterin die)
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