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Meaning & Definition of Boss in English

English

Boss

/bɑs/

noun

1. A person who exercises control over workers

  • "If you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"
    synonym:
  • foreman
  • ,
  • chief
  • ,
  • gaffer
  • ,
  • honcho
  • ,
  • boss

2. A person responsible for hiring workers

  • "The boss hired three more men for the new job"
    synonym:
  • boss
  • ,
  • hirer

3. A person who exercises control and makes decisions

  • "He is his own boss now"
    synonym:
  • boss

4. A leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments

  • "Party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
    synonym:
  • party boss
  • ,
  • political boss
  • ,
  • boss

5. A circular rounded projection or protuberance

    synonym:
  • knob
  • ,
  • boss

verb

1. Raise in a relief

  • "Embossed stationery"
    synonym:
  • emboss
  • ,
  • boss
  • ,
  • stamp

adjective

1. Exceptionally good

  • "A boss hand at carpentry"
  • "His brag cornfield"
    synonym:
  • boss
  • ,
  • brag

Examples of using

Tom's boss was a pedantic micro manager, who had to check every single thing Tom did.
This man is my direct boss.
Arlan went to the boss.