Definition of Boss

1. Adjective. Exceptionally good. "His brag cornfield"

Exact synonyms: Brag
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Superior

2. Verb. Raise in a relief. "Embossed stationery"
Exact synonyms: Emboss, Stamp
Specialized synonyms: Block
Generic synonyms: Impress, Imprint
Derivative terms: Embossment, Stamp, Stamp, Stamp

3. Noun. A person who exercises control over workers. "If you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
Exact synonyms: Chief, Foreman, Gaffer, Honcho
Specialized synonyms: Baas, Ganger, Assistant Foreman, Straw Boss
Generic synonyms: Supervisor
Derivative terms: Bossy, Foremanship

4. Noun. A person responsible for hiring workers. "The boss hired three more men for the new job"
Exact synonyms: Hirer
Generic synonyms: Employer
Specialized synonyms: Guvnor, Old Man
Derivative terms: Hire

5. Noun. A person who exercises control and makes decisions. "He is his own boss now"
Generic synonyms: Leader
Specialized synonyms: Drug Baron, Drug Lord

6. Noun. A leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments. "Party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
Exact synonyms: Party Boss, Political Boss
Generic synonyms: Pol, Political Leader, Politician, Politico

7. Noun. A circular rounded projection or protuberance.
Exact synonyms: Knob
Specialized synonyms: Knobble, Nailhead
Generic synonyms: Projection

Definition of Boss

1. n. Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.

2. v. t. To ornament with bosses; to stud.

3. n. A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator.

Definition of Boss

1. Noun. A swelling, lump or protuberance in an animal, person or object. ¹

2. Noun. (geology) A lump-like mass of rock, especially one projecting through a strata of different rock. ¹

3. Noun. A convex protuberance in hammered work, especially the rounded projection in the centre of a shield. ¹

4. Noun. (context: mechanics) A protrusion, frequently a cylinder of material that extends beyond a hole. ¹

5. Noun. (architecture) A knob or projection, usually at the intersection of ribs in a vault. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To decorate with bosses; to emboss. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) A hassock or small seat, especially made from a bundle of straw. ¹

8. Noun. A person who oversees and directs the work of others; a supervisor. ¹

9. Noun. A person in charge of a business or company. ¹

10. Noun. A leader, the head of an organized group or team. ¹

11. Noun. The head of a political party in a given region or district. ¹

12. Noun. (informal) A term of address to a man. ¹

13. Noun. (video games) An enemy, often at the end of a level, that is particularly challenging and must be beaten in order to progress in, or complete, the game. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To exercise authoritative control over; to lord over; to boss around; to tell (someone) what to do, often repeatedly. ¹

15. Adjective. (slang Liverpool) Of excellent quality, first-rate. ¹

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Definition of Boss

1. to supervise [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: supervise

Medical Definition of Boss

1. To ornament with bosses; to stud. Origin: OE. Bocen, fr. OF. Bocier. See the preceding word. Origin: OE. Boce, bose, boche, OF. Boce, boche, bosse, F. Bosse, of G. Origin; cf. OHG. Bozo tuft, bunch, OHG. Bozan, MHG. Bozen, to beat. See Beat, and cf. Botch a swelling. 1. Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood. 2. A protuberant ornament on any work, either of different material from that of the work or of the same, as upon a buckler or bridle; a stud; a knob; the central projection of a shield. See Umbilicus. 3. A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations. 4. [Cf. D. Bus box, Dan. Bosse] A wooden vessel for the mortar used in tiling or masonry, hung by a hook from the laths, or from the rounds of a ladder. 5. The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another. A swage or die used for shaping metals. 6. A head or reservoir of water. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Boss

boss (current term)
boss about
boss around
boss key
bossa nova
bossed about
bossed around

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