As nouns the difference between upper and chief
is that upper
is that which is higher, contrasted with the lower while chief
)a leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
As adjectives the difference between upper and chief
is that upper
is at a higher level, rank or position while chief
is primary; principal.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
That which is higher, contrasted with the lower.
(shoemaking) The piece of leather, etc., that forms the top part of a shoe above the sole.
A stimulant such as amphetamine that increases energy and decreases appetite.
- As the restless sleeper here, I'll take the lower berth. You take the upper .
* (shoemaking) vamp
* swan upper
At a higher level, rank or position.
Situated on higher ground, further inland, or more northerly.
(geology, of strata or geological time periods) younger, more recent
(education) Of or pertaining to a secondary school.
* (at a higher position) lower, under
* (situated higher) lower
* (more recent) lower
* Upper Sorbian
* Upper Volta
* upper arm
* upper case
* upper class
* upper house
(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.