Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: chieftain
IPA transcription: [tʃ'iftən]
Pronunciations of chieftain
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: captain, chieftain
    Meaning: the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry"
Usage examples
  • Take it up and carry it to the chieftain's hall.
  • Then the chieftain Gundhar struck the earth with his spear and gave his decision.
  • [Yet bides Earl Douglas on the bent, As Chieftain stout and good, As valiant Captain, all unmov'd The shock he firmly stood.
  • He forgot, moreover, that Ferdinand had at the head of his armies a tried chieftain, Gonzalvo of Cordova, already known throughout Europe as the great captain, who had won that name in campaigns against the Moors, the Turks, and the Portuguese, and who had the character of being as free from scruple as from fear.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Han dynasty, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Execution by elephant, License CC BY-SA 4.0