chief

Part of speech: adverb

Chiefly.

Part of speech: adjective

Highest; greatest; of great importance.

Part of speech: noun

A ruler, leader, or head; principal part.

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Usage examples "chief":

  1. Its chief town was Mortagne. - "The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. IV. (of V.)", Margaret, Queen Of Navarre.
  2. In short, the chief of staff had a feeling that this private knew exactly what he, the chief of staff, was thinking. - "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.
  3. The chief pilot of their plane paused beside them. - "Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines", Ruthe S. Wheeler.