adjective

  • attributive Chief; principal.

    ‘the head waiter’
    • ‘The Knights 2005 squad had their first training session under new head coach Mick Cook last night.’
    • ‘The Ministry of Works had taken over Rievaulx Abbey by the time of his return, and he was taken on as the abbey's head mason.’
    • ‘Northcote's head chef Warwick Dodds outlined the restaurant's secret for a successful hotpot.’
    • ‘Picture the scene: the boardroom at fashion retailer Next's head office in Leicester.’
    • ‘The directors also revealed that the club is appointing top Australian coach Leo Epifania as head coach.’
    • ‘At dinner that night, I only had to reach for the wine bottle when the head waiter raced across to pour it for me.’
    • ‘The new site will bring all Morrisons' head office staff under one roof.’
    • ‘My role was to invent some recipes using native plants as herbs, design a menu, and act as head chef on the night.’
    • ‘The head waiter gave parties every night in the kitchens, at which he and his local friends drank the cellars out.’
    • ‘She was head girl at Musselburgh high school and that ethos lingers.’
    • ‘Last year she walked away from her job as Tennis Scotland's head coach.’
    • ‘Had things worked out differently, Abram could have been Leigh's head coach.’
    • ‘We declined the offer of sandwiches because we expected head chef Simon Burns would test our tastebuds at dinner.’
    • ‘She'd been sitting next to Peter Burt, head honcho at the Bank of Scotland.’
    • ‘Mohamed works in the library at the police's head office communications services.’
    • ‘Whether or not his club makes the playoffs, head coach Bishop said he is happy with how the season went.’
    • ‘Tarrant is currently nearing completion of his term as head coach with the junior women's team.’
    • ‘The news was greeted with delight yesterday at the Hope Foundation's head office in Cork.’
    • ‘She said a United Utilities worker at head office had told her there was a delay in the delivery of advice leaflets to residents.’
    • ‘If you don't like the table you have been assigned in the restaurant, talk to the head waiter.’
    chief, principal, leading, main, first, front, prime, premier, foremost, top, topmost, highest, supreme, pre-eminent, high-ranking, top-ranking, most important
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