foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss(noun)
a person who exercises control over workers
"if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
a person responsible for hiring workers
"the boss hired three more men for the new job"
a person who exercises control and makes decisions
"he is his own boss now"
party boss, political boss, boss(noun)
a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments
"party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
a circular rounded projection or protuberance
"a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"
emboss, boss, stamp(verb)
raise in a relief
any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood
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
a projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations
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
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
a head or reservoir of water
to ornament with bosses; to stud
a master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator
A mob boss, crime lord, Don or kingpin is a person in charge of a criminal organization or a terrorist organization. A boss typically has absolute or near-absolute control over his subordinates, is greatly feared by his subordinates for his ruthlessness and willingness to take lives in order to exert his influence, and profits from the criminal endeavours in which his organization engages. Some groups may only have as little as two ranks. Other groups have a more complex, structured organization with many ranks, and structure may vary with cultural background. Organized crime enterprises originating in Sicily differ in structure from those in mainland Italy. American groups may be structured differently from their European counterparts, and Latino and African American gangs often have structures that vary from European gangs. The size of the criminal organization also is important, as regional or national gangs have much more complex hierarchies.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bos, n. the chief or leader: the master, manager, or foreman: the person who pulls the wires in political intrigues.—adj. chief: excellent.—v.t. to manage or control.—To boss the show, to be supreme director of an enterprise. [Amer.; from the New York Dutch baas, master; cog. with Ger. base, a cousin.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BOSS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3221
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BOSS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2429
Rank popularity for the word 'BOSS' in Nouns Frequency: #1105
The numerical value of BOSS in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of BOSS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our charge from our boss is to step it up and do more.
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.
The difference between a boss and a leader a boss says, 'Go' - a leader says, 'Let's go'
If goons think they can intimidate me this way ...take a long walk boss. I will report come what may.
Asking 'Who ought to be the boss' is like asking 'Who ought to be the tennor in the quartet' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مدير, رئيسArabic
- ли́дер, работодател, шеф, ръководител, ръководи́тел, розетка, издатина, релеф, изпъкналост, разпореждам сеBulgarian
- patróCatalan, Valencian
- αρχηγός, αφεντικό, επιστάτης, προϊστάμενοςGreek
- mastro, ĉefo, estro, ĉefuloEsperanto
- jefe, jefa, dirigir, mandarSpanish
- کارفرما, مدیرPersian
- johtaja, pääkkä, päävihollinen, pomo, komennella, pomottaaFinnish
- patron, chef, bossFrench
- ceannardScottish Gaelic
- xefe, xefaGalician
- ard-ghooinney, ard-erManx
- boss, capo, principale, padrone, bugna, comandareItalian
- 長, 上司, ボスJapanese
- dominus, dominaLatin
- ше́фица, кра́лица, ли́дер, раково́дител, ше́фе, шефMacedonian
- eindbaas, chef, baas, opzichter, bazinDutch
- bóhólníhígííNavajo, Navaho
- capa, capOccitan
- szef, naczelnik, brygadzistaPolish
- chefe, líder, chefão, capataz, supervisor, guardiãoPortuguese
- schef, scheffaRomansh
- нача́льник, шеф, босс, руководи́тель, ли́дер, выступRussian
- chef, förman, boss, bas, bossaSwedish
- müdür, patron, amir, şefTurkish
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