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Meaning of BOSS

Pronunciation:  bâs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
  2. [n]  a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired three more men for the new job"
  3. [n]  a person who exercises control and makes decisions; "he is his own boss now"
  4. [n]  a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
  5. [n]  a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
  6. [adj]  (informal) exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"
  7. [v]  raise in a relief; "embossed stationary"

BOSS is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: brag, chief, emboss, foreman, gaffer, hirer, honcho, party boss, political boss, rivet, stamp, stud, superior
 See Also: assistant foreman, baas, block, decoration, employer, ganger, guvnor, impress, imprint, leader, nailhead, old man, ornament, ornamentation, pol, political leader, politician, politico, straw boss, supervisor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Boss\ (b[o^]s; 115), n.; pl. {Bosses} (-[e^]z). [OE. boce,
    bose, boche, OF. boce, boche, bosse, F. bosse, of G. origin;
    cf. OHG. b[=o]zo tuft, bunch, OHG. b[=o]zan, MHG. b[^o]zen,
    to beat. See {Beat}, and cf. {Botch} a swelling.]
    1. Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a
       knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.
    2. 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. (Arch.) A projecting ornament placed at the intersection
       of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in
       other situations.
    4. [Cf. D. bus box, Dan. b["o]sse.] 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. --Gwilt.
    5. (Mech.)
       (a) The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is
           keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another.
       (b) A swage or die used for shaping metals.
    6. A head or reservoir of water. [Obs.]
  2. \Boss\ (b[o^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bossed} (b[o^]st); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Bossing}.] [OE. bocen, fr. OF. bocier. See the
    preceding word.]
    To ornament with bosses; to stud.
  3. \Boss\, n. [D. baas master.]
    A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a
    political dictator. [Slang, U. S.]
Computing Dictionary

Bridgport Operating System Software. A derivative of the iso 1054 numerical machine control language for milling, etc.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of your boss represents the bossy or authoritative side of your own personality. Your boss may reveal self-confidence and the assertive aspect of yourself. It is telling of your issues of control and authority. Alternatively, to see your boss may indicate your over-involvement or obsession with your work. Negatively, the boss may symbolize your limitations and lack of freedom/originality. Dreaming that you are afraid of your boss indicates your fear of authority. You may feel that someone else is running your life or dictating what you can and can not do. Consider also the relationship you have with your boss. This may provide clues to work-related issues that need to be resolved.
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