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Boss - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Boss' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Boss [ n.]
- 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.
- A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator.
2 . Boss [ v. t.]
- To ornament with bosses; to stud.

Meaning of 'Boss' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . boss [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a person who exercises control and makes decisions
Example in sentence:
  • he is his own boss now
Meaning (2):
- a person who exercises control over workers
Example in sentence:
  • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
Meaning (3):
- a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments
Example in sentence:
  • party bosses have a reputation for corruption
Meaning (4):
- a person responsible for hiring workers
Example in sentence:
  • the boss hired three more men for the new job
5 . boss [ v]
Meaning (5):
- raise in a relief
Example in sentence:
  • embossed stationery
6 . boss [ s]
Meaning (6):
- exceptionally good
Example in sentence:
  • a boss hand at carpentry;
  • his brag cornfield