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Definition of Boss


  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.
  3. A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations.
  4. 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.
  5. The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another.
  6. A swage or die used for shaping metals.
  7. A head or reservoir of water.
  8. To ornament with bosses; to stud.
  9. A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator.

Boss Quotations

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Theodore Roosevelt

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam Walton

Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems.
Donald Rumsfeld

A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.
Charles Erwin Wilson

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
Robert Frost
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Boss Translations

boss in Afrikaans is baas
boss in Danish is chef
boss in Dutch is aanvoerder, chef, gebieder, baas
boss in French is dabe, patron, entreprenneur
boss in German is Chef
boss in Italian is capo, imprenditore
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