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Boss meaning

boss - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. a circular rounded projection or protuberance
  2. 2. exceptionally good; " a boss hand at carpentry"; " his brag cornfield"
  3. 3. Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another.
  8. 8. A swage or die used for shaping metals.
  9. 9. A head or reservoir of water.
  10. 10. To ornament with bosses; to stud.
  11. 11. A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator.
  12. 12. A knob; stud; protuberance.

boss - examples of usage

  1. I offer you de whole vorld, Mr. Carpenter; and you vould be de boss!" - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. But the one thing you would not try to do with it would be to " boss the show." - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  3. Might as well know your boss too, boy. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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