(noun, adjective, verb)


1. exceptionally good

- a boss hand at carpentry

Similar word(s): superior, brag

Sentences with boss as an adjective:

- Don't you think surfing's boss?


1. a person who exercises control over workers

Similar word(s): chief, foreman, gaffer, honcho

Definition categories: person, supervisor

2. a person responsible for hiring workers

- the boss hired three more men for the new job

Similar word(s): hirer

Definition categories: person, employer

3. a person who exercises control and makes decisions

- he is his own boss now

Definition categories: person, leader

4. a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments

- party bosses have a reputation for corruption

Definition categories: person, pol, politician, politico

5. a circular rounded projection or protuberance

Similar word(s): knob

Definition categories: man–made, projection

Sentences with boss as a noun:

- Chat turned to whisper when the boss entered the conference room.

- My boss complains that I'm always late to work.

- They named him boss because he had good leadership skills.

- He is the Republican boss in Kentucky.

- Yes, boss.

- There's no olive oil, will sunflower oil do? — I'll have to run that by the boss.


1. raise in a relief

- embossed stationery

Similar word(s): emboss, stamp

Definition categories: contact, impress, imprint