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boss

noun

1 boss

A person who exercises control over workers.

synonyms: chief, foreman, gaffer, honcho.

Roget 694: director, manager, governor, rector, comptroller.    superintendent, supervisor, straw boss; intendant; overseer, overlooker; supercargo, husband, inspector, ... show more

Roget 745: master, padrone; lord, lord paramount; commander, commandant; captain; chief, chieftain; sirdar, sachem, sheik, head, senior, ... show more

Dutch: meesterknecht, onderbaas, opzichter, ploegbaas, voorman



2 boss

A person responsible for hiring workers:
— The boss hired three more men for the new job.

synonym: hirer.

Dutch: baas, huurder, patroon
Polish: boss

3 boss

A person who exercises control and makes decisions.

Dutch: topfiguur
Polish: pryncypał

4 boss

A leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments:
— Party bosses have a reputation for corruption.

synonyms: party boss, political boss.

Dutch: partijbons, partijbonze

5 boss

A circular rounded projection or protuberance.

synonym: knob.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Dutch: knobbel

verb

1 boss

Raise in a relief:
— Embossed stationery.

synonyms: emboss, stamp.

Roget 693: direct, manage, govern, conduct; order, prescribe, cut out work for; bead, lead; lead the way, show the way; take the lead, lead on; regulate, ... show more

Dutch: in reliëf maken

adjective

1 boss

Exceptionally good:
— A boss hand at carpentry.

synonym: brag.


Moby thesaurus: A per se, Big Brother, OK, ace, ace-high, administrator, anaglyph, ascendant, at the head, auditor, bad, bang-up, bas-relief, big cheese, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boatswain ... show more.

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