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  6  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boss  \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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boss  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boss 
  adj  1:  (of  persons)  highest  in  rank  or  authority  or  office;  "his 
  arch  rival";  "the  boss  man";  "the  chief  executive"; 
  "head  librarian";  "top  administrators"  [syn:  {arch(a)}, 
  {boss(a)},  {chief(a)},  {head(a)},  {top(a)}] 
  2:  (informal)  exceptionally  good;  "a  boss  hand  at  carpentry"; 
  "his  brag  cornfield"  [syn:  {brag}] 
  n  1:  a  person  who  exercises  control  over  workers;  "if  you  want  to 
  leave  early  you  have  to  ask  the  foreman"  [syn:  {foreman}, 
  {chief},  {gaffer},  {honcho}] 
  2:  a  person  responsible  for  hiring  workers;  "the  boss  hired 
  three  more  men  for  the  new  job"  [syn:  {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"  [syn:  {party  boss},  {political  boss}] 
  5:  circular  rounded  protuberance  (as  on  a  vault  or  shield  or 
  belt)  [syn:  {stud},  {rivet}] 
  v  :  raise  in  a  relief;  "embossed  stationary"  [syn:  {emboss},  {stamp}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Boss,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  65440 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  BOSS 
 
  Bridgport  Operating  System  Software.  A  derivative  of  the  {ISO 
  1054}  numerical  machine  control  language  for  milling,  etc 
 
 




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