adjective

  • attributive Chief; principal.

    ‘the head waiter’
    • ‘Last year she walked away from her job as Tennis Scotland's head coach.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The head waiter gave parties every night in the kitchens, at which he and his local friends drank the cellars out.’
    • ‘Whether or not his club makes the playoffs, head coach Bishop said he is happy with how the season went.’
    • ‘The directors also revealed that the club is appointing top Australian coach Leo Epifania as head coach.’
    • ‘Picture the scene: the boardroom at fashion retailer Next's head office in Leicester.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We declined the offer of sandwiches because we expected head chef Simon Burns would test our tastebuds at dinner.’
    • ‘She was head girl at Musselburgh high school and that ethos lingers.’
    • ‘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 news was greeted with delight yesterday at the Hope Foundation's head office in Cork.’
    • ‘Had things worked out differently, Abram could have been Leigh's head coach.’
    • ‘Mohamed works in the library at the police's head office communications services.’
    • ‘The new site will bring all Morrisons' head office staff under one roof.’
    • ‘The Knights 2005 squad had their first training session under new head coach Mick Cook last night.’
    • ‘My role was to invent some recipes using native plants as herbs, design a menu, and act as head chef on the night.’
    • ‘Tarrant is currently nearing completion of his term as head coach with the junior women's team.’
    • ‘She'd been sitting next to Peter Burt, head honcho at the Bank of Scotland.’
    • ‘Northcote's head chef Warwick Dodds outlined the restaurant's secret for a successful hotpot.’
    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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