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Definition of Boss

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

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

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

No, we are not anti-white. But we don't have time for the white man. The white man is on top already, the white man is the boss already... He has first-class citizenship already. So you are wasting your time talking to the white man. We are working on our own people.
Malcolm X

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Robert Frost

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
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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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