Shield vs Chief - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between shield and chief
is that shield
is a broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body while chief
)a leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
As a verb shield
is to protect, to defend.
As a adjective chief is
From (etyl) shelde, from (etyl) .
Anything that protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
# A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
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# Figuratively, one who protects or defends.
# (lichenology) In lichens, a hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
# (mining) A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
# (science fiction) A field of energy that protects or defends.
Something shaped like a shield, usually an inverted triangle with slightly curved lower sides.
# (heraldry) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
# A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.
# (obsolete) A coin, the old French crown, or , having on one side the figure of a shield.
# (label) A sign or symbol, usually containing numbers and sometimes letters, identifying a highway route.
# (colloquial, law enforcement) A police badge.
(geology) A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
# (geology) A wide and relatively low-profiled volcano, usually composed entirely of lava flows.
From (etyl) scieldan.
To protect, to defend.
(electricity) to protect from the influence of
(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.