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Definition 1: a circular rounded projection or protuberance - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for boss in the sense of this definition

(boss is a kind of ...) any structure that branches out from a central support

(... is a kind of boss ) a small knob

(... is a kind of boss ) flattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point

Definition 2: a person responsible for hiring workers - [noun denoting person]

Samples where boss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the boss hired three more men for the new job

Synonyms for boss in the sense of this definition

(boss is a kind of ...) a person or firm that employs workers

(... is a kind of boss ) (British slang) boss

(... is a kind of boss ) (slang) boss

Definition 3: a person who exercises control over workers - [noun denoting person]

Samples where boss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

Synonyms for boss in the sense of this definition

(boss is a kind of ...) one who supervises or has charge and direction of

(... is a kind of boss ) South African term for `boss'

(... is a kind of boss ) the foreman of a work gang

(... is a kind of boss ) a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers

Definition 4: a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments - [noun denoting person]

Samples where boss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • party bosses have a reputation for corruption

Synonyms for boss in the sense of this definition

(boss is a kind of ...) a person active in party politics

Definition 5: a person who exercises control and makes decisions - [noun denoting person]

Samples where boss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is his own boss now

(boss is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(... is a kind of boss ) a person who controls an organization dealing in illegal drugs

Definition 6: raise in a relief - [verb of contact]

Samples where boss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • embossed stationery

Synonyms for boss in the sense of this definition

(boss is a kind of ...) mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

"To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"

(... is a kind of boss ) stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block

"block the book cover"

Definition 7: exceptionally good - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where boss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a boss hand at carpentry
  • his brag cornfield

Synonyms for boss in the sense of this definition

(boss is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

(boss is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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