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English Dictionary: boss by the DICT Development Group
6 results for boss
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"
    Synonym(s): boss, brag
  1. a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
    Synonym(s): foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss
  2. a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired three more men for the new job"
    Synonym(s): boss, hirer
  3. a person who exercises control and makes decisions; "he is his own boss now"
  4. a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
    Synonym(s): party boss, political boss, boss
  5. a circular rounded projection or protuberance
    Synonym(s): knob, boss
  1. raise in a relief; "embossed stationery" [syn: emboss, boss, stamp]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Boss \Boss\ (b[ocr]s; 115), n.; pl. {Bosses} (-[ecr]z). [OE.
      boce, bose, boche, OF. boce, boche, bosse, F. bosse, of G.
      origin; cf. OHG. b[d3]zo tuft, bunch, OHG. b[d3]zan, MHG.
      b[93]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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Boss \Boss\ (b[ocr]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bossed} (b[ocr]st);
      p. pr. & vb. n. {Bossing}.] [OE. bocen, fr. OF. bocier. See
      the preceding word.]
      To ornament with bosses; to stud.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Boss \Boss\, n. [D. baas master.]
      A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a
      political dictator. [Slang, U. S.]

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Boss, MO
      Zip code(s): 65440

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      Bridgport Operating System Software.   A derivative of the {ISO
      1054} numerical machine control language for milling, etc.
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