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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bossbɔs, bɒs(n.)

  1. a person who employs or superintends workers; foreperson or manager.

  2. a politician who controls the party organization.

    Category: Government

  3. a person who makes decisions, exercises authority, etc.

  4. (v.t.)to be master of or over; direct; control.

  5. to order about, esp. in an arrogant manner.

  6. (v.i.)to be boss.

  7. to be too domineering and authoritative.

  8. (adj.)chief; master.

  9. Slang. first-rate.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of boss:

1640–50, Amer.; < D baas master, foreman

bossbɔs, bɒs(n.)

  1. a knoblike mass on the body or on some organ of an animal or plant.

    Category: Zoology, Botany

  2. an ornamental protuberance of metal, ivory, etc.; stud.

  3. an ornamental, knoblike architectural projection.

    Category: Architecture

  4. (v.t.)to ornament with bosses.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of boss:

1250–1300; ME boce < AF: lump, growth, boil; OF < VL *bottia

bossbɒs, bɔs(n.)

  1. a familiar name for a calf or cow.

Origin of boss:

1790–1800, Amer.; cf. dial. (SW England) borse, boss, buss six-month-old calf

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. boss, hirer(noun)

    a person responsible for hiring workers

    "the boss hired three more men for the new job"

  3. boss(noun)

    a person who exercises control and makes decisions

    "he is his own boss now"

  4. 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"

  5. knob, boss(adj)

    a circular rounded projection or protuberance

  6. boss, brag(verb)

    exceptionally good

    "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"

  7. emboss, boss, stamp(verb)

    raise in a relief

    "embossed stationery"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. boss(noun)ɒs, bɔs

    a person in charge at work

    Ask your boss for a raise.

  2. boss(verb)ɒs, bɔs

    to continuously tell sb what to do

    ***Stop bossing everyone around.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boss(noun)

    any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood

  2. Boss(noun)

    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. Boss(noun)

    a projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations

  4. Boss(noun)

    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. Boss(noun)

    the enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another

  6. Boss(noun)

    a swage or die used for shaping metals

  7. Boss(noun)

    a head or reservoir of water

  8. Boss(verb)

    to ornament with bosses; to stud

  9. Boss(noun)

    a master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOSS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3221

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOSS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2429

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOSS' in Nouns Frequency: #1105

Anagrams of BOSS

  1. BSOs

  2. Sobs

Translations for BOSS

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the master or manager

the boss of the factory.

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