What does BOSS mean?

Definitions for BOSSbɒs, bɔs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BOSS.

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"

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


  1. Boss

    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

  1. Boss

    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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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOSS in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOSS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Solar Impulse:

    Our boss is the sun.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    I have no boss but my conscience.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The opposite of a leader is a boss

  4. Lee Iacocca:

    The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.

  5. Lauren Hill:

    She was a hero and she showed cancer who's boss.

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