Definition of boss:
- A head or reservoir of water.
- A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator.
- A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations.
- 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.
- A swage or die used for shaping metals.
- A wooden vessel for the mortar used in tiling or masonry, hung by a hook from the laths, or from the rounds of a ladder.
- Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.
- The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another.
- To ornament with bosses; to stud.
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- direct (part of speech: verb)
- superior (part of speech: noun)
director (part of speech: noun)
- band master,
- "Tom Slade at Black Lake", Percy Keese Fitzhugh.
- "Sundown Slim", Henry Hubert Knibbs.
- "The Boss of Little Arcady", Harry Leon Wilson.