Upper vs Chief - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between upper and chief

is that upper is that which is higher, contrasted with the lower while chief is (senseid)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?

upper

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • That which is higher, contrasted with the lower.
  • As the restless sleeper here, I'll take the lower berth. You take the upper .
  • (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.
  • Hyponyms

    * (shoemaking) vamp

    See also

    * swan upper

    Adjective

    (-)
  • 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.
  • Antonyms

    * (at a higher position) lower, under * (situated higher) lower * (more recent) lower

    Derived terms

    * Upper Sorbian * Upper Volta * upper arm * upper case * upper class * upper house * uppermost

    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

    * See also

    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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