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Boss appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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  • Pure boss, may teller apparel let yams sober up?
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun boss:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb boss:

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The word boss is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun boss

What does boss mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bosses

  1. a person who exercises control over workers
  2. a person responsible for hiring workers
    • example: the boss hired three more men for the new job
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of boss: hirer
    • more generic word: employer = a person or firm that employs workers
    • more specific terms:
  3. a person who exercises control and makes decisions
    • example: he is his own boss now
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: leader = a person who rules or guides or inspires others
    • more specific terms: drug baron / drug lord = a person who controls an organization dealing in illegal drugs
  4. a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments
  5. a circular rounded projection or protuberance
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of boss: knob
    • more generic word: projection = any structure that branches out from a central support
    • more specific words:
      • knobble = a small knob
      • nailhead = flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point

Alternative definition of the noun boss

noun

  1. A swelling, lump or protuberance in an animal, person or object.
  2. [geology] A lump-like mass of rock, especially one projecting through a strata of different rock.
  3. A convex protuberance in hammered work, especially the rounded projection in the centre of a shield.
  4. [context: mechanics] A protrusion, frequently a cylinder of material that extends beyond a hole.
  5. [architecture] A knob or projection, usually at the intersection of ribs in a vault.
  6. [obsolete] A hassock or small seat, especially made from a bundle of straw.
  7. A person who oversees and directs the work of others; a supervisor.
    • A person in charge of a business or company.
    • A leader, the head of an organized group or team.
    • The head of a political party in a given region or district.
      • [informal] A term of address to a man.
      • [video games] A final enemy in a video game or in a level/major area/dungeon that is particularly challenging and usually must be beaten in order to progress in or to complete the game.

      Definition of the adjective boss

      What does boss mean as an attribute of a noun?

      adjective - degrees: bosser | bossest

      1. exceptionally good

      Alternative definition of the adjective boss

      adjective

      1. [slang, Liverpool] Of excellent quality, first-rate.

      Definition of the verb boss

      What does boss mean as a doing word?

      verb - inflections: bossed | bossing | bosses

      1. raise in a relief
        • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
        • synonyms of boss: emboss / stamp
        • more generic words: impress / imprint = mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
        • more specific word: block = stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block

      Films

      1. "Boss" is a 2013 Indian action masala film directed by Anthony D'Souza. The film was produced by Cape of Good Films & Ashwin Varde Productions and features Akshay Kumar in the title role, along with Mithun Chakraborty, Shiv Pandit, Ronit Roy and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles. It is a remake of Malayalam film Pokkiri Raja starring Mammootty, Prithviraj and Shriya Saran.
      2. "Boss" is a 2006 Telugu film produced by D.Sivaprasad Reddy on Kamakshi Movies banner, directed by V. N. Aditya. Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Nayantara, Poonam Bajwa, Shriya Saran in lead roles and music composed by Kalyani Malik and Harry Anand. Cinematography for the movie was handled by Siva Kumar while editing was being handled by Marthand K. Venkatesh. The film was released on September 27, 2006. The film was dubbed into Malayalam with the same title and into Hindi as Yeh Kaisa Karz with Gopala Krishna changed to Gaurav Khanna. The film recorded as flop at box-office.
      3. "Boss" is an action packed 2011 Kannada-language film directed by R. Raghuraj, who turns into direction from Photo-journalism. Darshan and Navya Nair are the lead pair of the film. V. Harikrishna has composed the music for the film. This film also features popular Tamil actor Prabhu Ganesan essaying the role of a CBI officer.but film failed to become success in boxoffice.
      4. "Boss" is a film.
      5. "Boss" is a film.

      Characters

      1. Boss is a fictional character from the 2002 French action film, The Transporter.
      2. Boss is a fictional character from the 2008 film Tulpan.
      3. Boss is a fictional character from the 2012 film Pietà.
      4. Boss is a fictional film character.
      5. Boss is a fictional character from Movie 43.
      6. Boss is a fictional character from the anime film Grendizer and from pilot film Uchu Enban Daisenso.
      7. Boss is a fictional character from Surviving Life.
      8. Boss is a fictional character from the 1966 film Ah! Kai na 'moun antras.
      9. Boss is a fictional character from the 1996 film Signs in the Desert.
      10. Boss is a fictional character from the 1995 short film Din Mijlocul Haitei.
      11. Boss is a fictional character from the 1975 film Oi vaseis ki i Vasoula.
      12. Boss is a fictional character from the 1998 film It's a Long Road.
      13. Boss is a fictional character from the 2004 film Hardcore.
      14. Boss is a fictional character from the 2010 film Al Cimiya: The Art of the Black Land.
      15. Boss is a fictional character from the 2008 film Alena's Journey.
      16. Boss is a fictional character from the 2011 film Frozen Stories.
      17. Boss is a fictional character from the 2012 film L.
      18. Boss is a fictional character from Castle in the Sky.
      19. Boss is a fictional character from the 2011 film Perfect Sense.
      20. Boss: Boss/Narmada brother is a fictional character from 1 2 3.
      21. Boss is a fictional character from the 1950 film Samadhi.
      22. Boss is a fictional character from the 1987 film The Plot of the Fuma Clan.
      23. Boss is a fictional character from the 2012 film Paperman.
      24. Boss is a fictional character from the film Smeshariki: Nachalo.
      25. Boss is a fictional character from the 2009 film Kavi.
      26. Boss is a fictional character from the 2011 film Burn Spark.
      27. Boss is a fictional character from the 2010 film The Camp.
      28. Boss is a fictional character from the 2008 film De Dhakka.
      29. Boss a.k.a. Shekhar is a fictional character from the 2008 film Oh, My God.
      30. Boss is a fictional character from the 2009 romantic drama film Spring Fever.
      31. Boss is a fictional character from the 2005 film Potera za Srecom.
      32. Boss is a fictional character from the 2009 film Amanecer.
      33. Boss is a fictional character from the 2002 film The Embalmer.
      34. Boss is a fictional character from the 1970 film Himmat.
      35. Boss is a fictional character from the 2000 film Suzhou River.
      36. Boss is a fictional character from the 2009 Suicide Kids film.
      37. Boss is a fictional character from the 2003 film Nails.
      38. Boss is a fictional character from Refresh.
      39. Boss is a fictional character in the 1973 crime drama romance film Badlands.
      40. Boss is a fictional character from the film The Lost Nomads: Get Lost!.
      41. Boss is a fictional character from the 2009 film It's a Mismatch.
      42. Boss is a fictional characher from the 2009 film Thug Love.
      43. Boss is a fictional character from the 2007 film Naruto Shippûden: The Movie.
      44. Boss is a fictional character from the 2001 film My Wife Is a Gangster.
      45. Boss is a fictional character from the 2011 Thriller film 388 Arletta Avenue.
      46. Boss is a fictional character from 2008 film Connected.
      47. Boss is a fictional character from the 2006 film Zero. Lilac Lithuania.
      48. Boss is a fictional character from the 2013 film Boss.
      49. Boss is a fictional character from the 2011 film Desi Boyz.
      50. Boss is a fictional character from the 1995 short film No Quarter.
      51. Boss is a fictional character in the 1990 film Witchcraft II: The Temptress.
      52. Boss is a fictional character from the 1959 film Qaidi No. 911.
      53. Boss is a fictional character from the 2010 film Flirting Scholar 2.
      54. Boss is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Day.
      55. Boss is a fictional character from the 1997 film Wild Animals.
      56. Boss is a fictional character from the 2003 film Show.
      57. Boss is a fictional character from the 1988 film Donga Kollu.
      58. Boss is a fictional character from the film Between the Sand and the Sky.
      59. Boss is a fictional from Call Me.
      60. Boss is a fictional character from the 1971 film Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong.
      61. Boss is a fictional character from the 1968 film The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz.
      62. Boss is a fictional character from Lucky Numbers: A Musical.
      63. Boss is a fictional character from the 1960 film Return of Mr. Superman.
      64. Boss is a fictional character from the 1977 film Dream Girl.
      65. Boss is a fictional character from the 2013 film Best If Used By.
      66. Boss is a fictional character from the 2007 film A Broken Life.
      67. Boss is a fictional character from the 1971 film Elaan.
      68. Boss is a fictional character from the 2008 film Nowhere Man.
      69. Boss is a fictional character from the 2013 film The Tale of Iya.
      70. Boss is a fictional character from the 2014 film Oh Lucy!.
      71. Boss is a fictional character from the 2011 film 2 Cups of Yogurt.
      72. Boss is a fictional character from the 2008 drama film Links.
      73. Boss is a fictional character from the 1988 film Hot to Trot.
      74. Boss is a fictional character from the 2013 film A Stranger.
      75. Boss is a fictional character from the 1999 film Eye of the Beholder.
      76. Boss is a fictional character from the 2013 film Safe.
      77. Boss is a fictional character from the 2001 film Joshua Oh Joshua.
      78. Boss is a fictional character from the 2007 film Love Comes Lately.
      79. Boss is a fictional character from the 2006 film Shock.
      80. Boss is a fictional character from the 2013 film Salvo.
      81. Boss is a fictional character from the 2009 film ExTerminators.
      82. Boss is a fictional character from the 2013 film Sacrificial Youth.
      83. Boss is a fictional character from the 2001 film You Rock My World.
      84. Boss is a fictional character from the 2011 film The North London Book of The Dead.
      85. Boss is a fictional character from the 2001 film Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya.
      86. Boss is a fictional character from the 2012 film Hark.
      87. Boss is a fictional character from the 1975 film Saazish.
      88. Boss is a fictional character from the 2012 film Experman.
      89. Boss is a fictional character from the 1967 film Fearless Frank.

      There are other characters with in their name, like boss 2, Da Boss, Le Boss, Big Boss, Boss Man, Mob Boss, Pit Boss, Pit-Boss, Boss Hogg, Boss Lady, Boss Nass, Boss Paul, Dirt Boss, Good Boss, Billy Boss, Crime Boss, Final Boss, Party Boss, Shift Boss.

      Phrases with Boss

      Phrases starting with the word Boss:

      1. boss-eyed
      2. Boss About
      3. boss around

      Phrases ending with the word Boss:

      1. Fire boss
      2. party boss
      3. straw boss
      4. trail boss
      5. political boss
      6. Graycassis boss
      7. Species Graycassis Boss

      Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Boss

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      Google previewAdi's World (2013)

      by Jo-Marie

      Being boss means having to do a lot of extra analyzing. But the hard work will be ...

      Google previewHenley's Encyclopaedia of Practical Engineering and Allied Trades ... (1908)

      64, b, over the face of the plate a, with a board, c, to form a level bed on which to build the subsequent work ; and a central stand generally on which to build the boss. This is dried, and then the locations of the blades are marked out on it, Fig.

      Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

      Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

      Boss. Boss — Boston. 167 complete etymology of this word, it being held that it is ...

      Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

      by David Rothwell

      boss the word also refers to a form of torture that was practised in the past in Scotland, the area of a car where luggage may be stored, or even occasionally a verb meaning 'to profit' or 'to benefit': 'What does it boot you if the Liberal Democrats ...

      Google previewPopular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1882)

      A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student. With Numerous Illustrations from All Styles of Architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance by William Audsley

      During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the boss, in its normal form, did not assume any new development in French architecture: it retained the general appearance of that usual in the thirteenth century, but the sculpture became more ...

      Google previewEncyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections (2009)

      by Larry Sabato, Howard R. Ernst

      Each city's machine was run by a “boss,” a person who had the loyalty of elected officials and who had the power to effect change and development in the city. The machines formed in cities mostly as a consequence of the enormous waves of ...

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      Sign language

      Infant Irish Sign Language: boss

      Quotes about Boss

      The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, "Go" - a leader says, "Let's go". (E.M. Kelly)
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      Scrabble value of B3O1S1S1

      The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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