Sergeant vs Chief - What's the difference?

sergeant | chief |


As a proper noun sergeant

is .

As a noun chief is

(senseid)a leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.

As an adjective chief is

primary; principal.

sergeant

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete) * sergeaunt (obsolete) * serjeant (obsolete)

Noun

(wikipedia sergeant) (en noun)
  • UK army rank with NATO code , senior to corporal and junior to warrant officer ranks.
  • The highest rank of noncommissioned officer in some non-naval military forces and police.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=13 citation , passage=“Yes, there are two distinct sets of footprints, both wearing rubber shoes—one I think ordinary plimsolls, the other goloshes,” replied the sergeant .}}
  • (legal, historical) A lawyer of the highest rank, equivalent to the doctor of civil law.
  • (Blackstone)
  • (UK, historical)
  • sergeant surgeon, i.e. a servant, or attendant, surgeon
  • A fish, the cobia.
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    chief

    English

    (wikipedia chief)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (senseid)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 4:
  • My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom.
  • (heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.
  • * 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry :
  • When the Chief' is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "''On a '''Chief ".
  • (senseid)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.
  • All firefighters report to the fire chief .
  • An informal address to an equal.
  • Hey, chief.

    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    (chief) * chief constable * chiefess * 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

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Primary; principal.
  • Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.

    See also

    * chef

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