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Definitions of boss

  1. (of persons) highest in rank or authority or office; "his arch rival"; "the boss man"; "the chief executive"; "head librarian"; "top administrators" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. raise in a relief; "embossed stationary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired three more men for the new job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a person who exercises control and makes decisions; "he is his own boss now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (informal) exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a circular rounded projection or protuberance Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A swage or die used for shaping metals. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A head or reservoir of water. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To ornament with bosses; to stud. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. An ornament of silver, ivory, or other material, which stands out on a flat surface; as, the boss ornamenting a shield; a knob; a raised ornament on a ceiling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To decorate with ornamental nails, knobs, or studs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A master-workman; a manager; a superintendent; colloquially, a political dictator. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To hold mastery over; to direct; to manage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To be master. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Bossy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. 1. A protuberance, a circumscribed rounded swelling. 2. The prominence of a kyphosis, or humpback. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  27. Wide, flat projection. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  28. A knob or stud: a raised or nament. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To ornament with bosses. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A master, an employer of labor, a politician who holds control of large patronage and uses his influence for selfish and partisan purposes. Also a name for the buffalo among Western huntsmen. (Amer.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. A knob; stud; protuberance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To work in relief; emboss. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A circular prominence; a knob; stud. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. To master; manage; dominate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A superintendent or employer; manager; foreman. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A dictator of a political party. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A protuberant part; a stud or knob; a raised ornament. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. A master mechanic; a foreman or superintendent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. Something raised from the surface; a protuberance; a stud or knob; in geol., a rounded mass of rock that has resisted denudation, or a sudden protrusion of trap or other igneous rock; a short trough for holding mortar when tiling a roof. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. A person in charge of a worker or organization. A round knob, stud, or other protuberance, in particular. A cow. thelawdictionary.org
  41. Bridgport Operating System Software. A derivative of the ISO1054 numerical machine control language for milling, etc. foldoc_fs
  42. bos, n. a knob or stud: a raised ornament.--v.t. to ornament with bosses.--adj. BOSS'Y, having bosses.--p.adj. BOSSED, embossed. [O. Fr. boce (Fr. bosse), from Old Ger. bôzan, to beat.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  44. Protuberance; round metal knob or stud on centre of shield or ornamental work; (Arch.) projection at intersecting-point of vault-ribs; (Mech.) enlarged part of shaft. Hence bossed bossy, aa. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. (slang). Master, person in authority; (United States) manager of political organization; person or thing that is best at any thing, champion. [United States] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. (slang). Be master or manager of (b. the show, make all arrangements). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. A roundish eminence. American pocket medical dictionary.
  48. [An Amer. word.] A master workman ; said to be D. baas, master. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  49. One who is superior, in any way, to his fellows. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  50. n. [German] A protuberant ornament on any work; a stud, a knob;—any protuberant part;—the enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed;—a dye used for shaping metals;—a foreman or superintendant. Cabinet Dictionary
  51. A stud; the part rising in the midst of any thing; a thick body of any kind. Complete Dictionary

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