As nouns the difference between chief and director
is that chief
is (leader of group etc
)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc while director
is one who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering
), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director
As an adjective chief
is primary; principal.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(senseid)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
* 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 4:
(heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.
* 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry :
- My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom.
(senseid)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.
- When the Chief' is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "''On a '''Chief ".
An informal address to an equal.
- All firefighters report to the fire chief .
- Hey, chief.
* See also
* chief constable
* chief executive
* chief executive officer/CEO
* chief legal officer
* chief mate
* chief of staff
* chief of state
* chief petty officer
* commander in chief
* dexter chief
* editor in chief
* fire chief
* in chief
* police chief
* war chief
- Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.
* directour (obsolete)
One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering''), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., ''film director ).
A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
(chemistry) The common axis of symmetry of the molecules of a liquid crystal.
* director circle
* director conic