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boss 1

 (bôs, bŏs)
n.
1.
a. An employer or supervisor.
b. One who makes decisions or exercises authority.
2. A professional politician who controls a party or a political machine.
tr.v. bossed, boss·ing, boss·es
To give orders to, especially in an arrogant or domineering manner: bossing us around.
adj. Slang
First-rate; topnotch.

[Dutch baas, master (from earlier, uncle); akin to Old High German basa, aunt.]

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depicting the murder of Thomas à Becket in Exeter Cathedral
Exeter, England

boss 2

 (bôs, bŏs)
n.
1. A circular protuberance or knoblike swelling, as on the horns of certain animals.
2. A raised area used as ornamentation.
3. Architecture A raised ornament, such as one at the intersection of the ribs in a vaulted roof.
4.
a. An enlarged part of a shaft to which another shaft is coupled or to which a wheel or gear is keyed.
b. A hub, especially of a propeller.
tr.v. bossed, boss·ing, boss·es
To emboss.

[Middle English boce, from Old French.]

boss 3

 (bôs, bŏs)
n.
A cow or calf.

[Akin to English dialectal (southwest England) buss, boss, young calf and probably also to busk, calf remaining unweaned for too long, of unknown origin.]

boss

(bɒs)
n
1. a person in charge of or employing others
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US a professional politician who controls a party machine or political organization, often using devious or illegal methods
vb
3. to employ, supervise, or be in charge of
4. (usually foll by: around or about) to be domineering or overbearing towards (others)
adj
slang excellent; fine: a boss hand at carpentry; that's boss!.
[C19: from Dutch baas master; probably related to Old High German basa aunt, Frisian baes master]

boss

(bɒs)
n
1. a knob, stud, or other circular rounded protuberance, esp an ornamental one on a vault, a ceiling, or a shield
2. (Biology) biology any of various protuberances or swellings in plants and animals
3. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. an area of increased thickness, usually cylindrical, that strengthens or provides room for a locating device on a shaft, hub of a wheel, etc
b. a similar projection around a hole in a casting or fabricated component
4. (Geological Science) an exposed rounded mass of igneous or metamorphic rock, esp the uppermost part of an underlying batholith
vb (tr)
to ornament with bosses; emboss
[C13: from Old French boce, from Vulgar Latin bottia (unattested); related to Italian bozza metal knob, swelling]

boss

(bɒs) or

bossy

n, pl bosses or bossies
(Agriculture) a calf or cow
[C19: from dialect buss calf, perhaps ultimately from Latin bōs cow, ox]

BOSS

(bɒs)
(formerly) n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Bureau of State Security; a branch of the South African security police

boss1

(bɔs, bɒs)
n.
1. a person who employs or superintends workers; foreperson or manager.
2. a politician who controls the party organization.
3. a person who makes decisions, exercises authority, etc.
v.t.
4. to be master of or over; direct; control.
5. to order about, esp. in an arrogant manner.
v.i.
6. to be boss.
7. to be too domineering and authoritative.
adj.
8. chief; master.
9. Slang. first-rate.
[1640–50, Amer.; < Dutch baas master, foreman]

boss2

(bɔs, bɒs)
n.
1. a knoblike mass on the body or on some organ of an animal or plant.
2. an ornamental protuberance of metal, ivory, etc.; stud.
3. an ornamental, knoblike architectural projection.
v.t.
4. to ornament with bosses.
[1250–1300; Middle English boce < Anglo-French: lump, growth, boil; Old French < Vulgar Latin *bottia]

boss3

(bɒs, bɔs)

n.
a familiar name for a calf or cow.
[1790–1800, Amer.; compare dial. (SW England) borse, boss, buss six-month-old calf]

boss


Past participle: bossed
Gerund: bossing

Imperative
boss
boss
Present
I boss
you boss
he/she/it bosses
we boss
you boss
they boss
Preterite
I bossed
you bossed
he/she/it bossed
we bossed
you bossed
they bossed
Present Continuous
I am bossing
you are bossing
he/she/it is bossing
we are bossing
you are bossing
they are bossing
Present Perfect
I have bossed
you have bossed
he/she/it has bossed
we have bossed
you have bossed
they have bossed
Past Continuous
I was bossing
you were bossing
he/she/it was bossing
we were bossing
you were bossing
they were bossing
Past Perfect
I had bossed
you had bossed
he/she/it had bossed
we had bossed
you had bossed
they had bossed
Future
I will boss
you will boss
he/she/it will boss
we will boss
you will boss
they will boss
Future Perfect
I will have bossed
you will have bossed
he/she/it will have bossed
we will have bossed
you will have bossed
they will have bossed
Future Continuous
I will be bossing
you will be bossing
he/she/it will be bossing
we will be bossing
you will be bossing
they will be bossing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bossing
you have been bossing
he/she/it has been bossing
we have been bossing
you have been bossing
they have been bossing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bossing
you will have been bossing
he/she/it will have been bossing
we will have been bossing
you will have been bossing
they will have been bossing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bossing
you had been bossing
he/she/it had been bossing
we had been bossing
you had been bossing
they had been bossing
Conditional
I would boss
you would boss
he/she/it would boss
we would boss
you would boss
they would boss
Past Conditional
I would have bossed
you would have bossed
he/she/it would have bossed
we would have bossed
you would have bossed
they would have bossed

boss

A small mass of intrusive igneous rock with a circular surface.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boss - a person who exercises control over workersboss - a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
baas - South African term for `boss'
ganger - the foreman of a work gang
assistant foreman, straw boss - a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of
2.boss - a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired three more men for the new job"
employer - a person or firm that employs workers
guvnor - (British slang) boss
old man - (slang) boss
3.boss - a person who exercises control and makes decisions; "he is his own boss now"
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
drug baron, drug lord - a person who controls an organization dealing in illegal drugs
4.boss - a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointmentsboss - a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
5.boss - a circular rounded projection or protuberanceboss - a circular rounded projection or protuberance
knobble - a small knob
nailhead - flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support
Verb1.boss - raise in a relief; "embossed stationery"
block - stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
imprint, impress - mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
Adj.1.boss - exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

boss

noun
1. manager, head, leader, director, chief, executive, owner, master, governor (informal), employer, administrator, supervisor, superintendent, gaffer (informal, chiefly Brit.), foreman, overseer, kingpin, big cheese (slang, old-fashioned), baas (S. African), numero uno (informal), Mister Big (slang, chiefly U.S.) He cannot stand his boss.
boss someone around (Informal) order around, dominate, bully, intimidate, oppress, dictate to, terrorize, put upon, push around (slang), browbeat, ride roughshod over, lord it over, tyrannize, rule with an iron hand He started bossing people around and I didn't like it.

boss

noun
1. Someone who directs and supervises workers:
Informal: straw boss.
Slang: chief.
2. One who is highest in rank or authority:
Slang: honcho.
3. A professional politician who controls a party or political machine:
verb
1. To direct and watch over the work and performance of others:
2. To command or issue commands in an arrogant manner:
adjective
Translations
رِئيس دَيْرزَعيميَتَرَأَّس، يَصْدِرُ الأوامر
šéfporučetřídit
chefjage rundt medkoste rundt medboss
mastro
مدیرکارفرما
pomo
šef
tulaj
skipa fyrirverkstjóri, yfirmaîur
ボス
우두머리
komanduotimėgstantis nurodinėtinurodinėtišeimininkasvadovas
bossizrīkotkomandētmeistarssaimnieks
şef
komandiratišefukazovati
chefförmanbossbossa
เจ้านาย
patronâmiremirler yağdırmak
ông chủ

boss

1 [bɒs]
A. N (gen) → jefe/a m/f; (= owner, employer) → patrón/ona m/f; (= manager) → gerente mf; (= foreman) → capataz m; [of gang] → cerebro m (US) (Pol) → cacique m
I like to be my own bossquiero mandar en mis asuntos, quiero controlar mis propias cosas
I'm the boss hereaquí mando yo
OK, you're the bossvale, tú mandas
B. VTmangonear, dar órdenes a
C. ADJ (US) → chulo
boss about boss around VT + ADVmangonear, dar órdenes a

boss

2 [bɒs] N (= bulge) → protuberancia f; (= stud) → clavo m, tachón m; [of shield] → ombligo m (Archit) → llave f de bóveda

boss

[ˈbɒs]
npatron(ne) m/f
to be one's own boss → être son propre patron
vtdonner des ordres à
boss around
vtmener à la baguette
Stop bossing me around!
BUT Arrête de me donner des ordres!.
boss about
vtmener à la baguette

boss

1
nChef m, → Boss m (inf); industrial/union bossesIndustrie-/Gewerkschaftsbosse pl (inf); his wife is the bossseine Frau hat das Sagen, bei ihm zu Hause bestimmt die Frau; OK, you’re the bossin Ordnung, du hast zu bestimmen

boss

2
n (= knob on shield)Buckel m; (Archit) → Schlussstein m

boss

[bɒs]
1. n (employer, owner) → capo, padrone m, principale m; (manager, of organization) → capo; (of criminal organization) → boss m inv
2. vt (also boss about or around) (pej) → comandare a bacchetta
stop bossing everyone about! → smettila di dare ordini a tutti!

boss

(bos) noun
the master or manager. the boss of the factory.
verb
(usually with about/around) to order. Stop bossing everyone about!
ˈbossy adjective
liking to order others about.
ˈbossily adverb
ˈbossiness noun

boss

زَعيم šéf chef Boss αφεντικό jefe pomo patron šef capo ボス 우두머리 baas sjef szef chefe руководитель chef เจ้านาย patron ông chủ 上司

boss

n jefe -fa mf, patrón -trona mf
References in classic literature ?
Here and there you go and there is no one to boss you.
Signals and gesticulations on the part of the boss.
I made up my mind to two things: if it was still the nineteenth century and I was among lunatics and couldn't get away, I would presently boss that asylum or know the reason why; and if, on the other hand, it was really the sixth century, all right, I didn't want any softer thing: I would boss the whole country inside of three months; for I judged I would have the start of the best-educated man in the kingdom by a matter of thirteen hundred years and upward.
I am the boss," said the editor, following this curious bit of architecture wonderingly along up to its clock-face with his eye.
But he said HE was satisfied; said he was boss of his son, and he'd make it warm for HIM.
From all I had heard and read, I was satisfied my neighbor was a Yankee shirt, both from his curiosity and from his abrupt manner of asking questions; still I was at a loss to know the meaning of the word BOSS, my clairvoyance being totally at fault.
The boat's crew boss also he had in, to give assurance, as was the custom nightly, that the whale-boats were hauled up and padlocked.
Man is the boss because he's got the head that thinks," Collins preached the lesson; "and he's just got to make his head boss his body, that's all, so that he can think one thought ahead of the animal, and act one act ahead.
A BOSS who had gone to Canada was taunted by a Citizen of Montreal with having fled to avoid prosecution.
This gentleman, who collected fine editions and was a patron of literature, paid blackmail to a heavy-jowled, black- browed boss of a municipal machine.
When we get to Lake Linderman, and the trees are chopped and whipsawed into planks, I'll boss the building of the boat.
But, say, there's one bit of advice I'll give you before we part: If you're in trouble in Vermissa, go straight to the Union House and see Boss McGinty.