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Definition for boss (2 of 4)
- an ornamental, knoblike projection, as a carved keystone at the intersection of ogives.
- a stone roughly formed and set in place for later carving.
verb (used with object)
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How to use boss in a sentence
Two months later, Murphy took over the intelligence office after his boss retired and proceeded to have multiple meetings with Cuccinelli on the HTA.What to make of the DHS whistleblower’s shocking complaint|Alex Ward|September 11, 2020|Vox
You might fool me about how well you do your job, you might fool your boss about how well you do your job, but you will never fool you.Podcast recommendations for a better life and career from Fortune’s 40 under 40|Aric Jenkins|September 5, 2020|Fortune
Shivani Siroya, 38, CEO & founder at TalaThe best career advice I ever received came from my boss, Eva Weissman, when I was working at the United Nations Population Fund.
Manu Kumar Jain, 39, global vice president, Xiaomi, and managing director, Xiaomi IndiaThe best advice I ever received was from my first boss at McKinsey & Company, Ireena Vittal, who also recruited me into the firm.
Already short-staffed in light of cost cuts, agency bosses will need to weigh up their chances of winning new business with the impact it will have on work for current clients.
Based on the hat he had created for himself, Stetson made a version called “The Boss of the Plains.”
NBC News boss Deborah Turness abruptly ousted the ‘Meet the Press’ host four months ago.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like his boss al-Baghdadi, he was captured by U.S. forces and served time in Camp Bucca.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I later told my boss about what had happened, but she told me that I probably misunderstood the situation.
His sensitivity to this problem came out in his first sharp disagreement with his boss, VMI superintendent Francis H. Smith.
Delancy knew that the message was from that man he had never seen—the big boss, the man who knew all the answers.
Each man knows his part and your near neighbor, John Smith, is boss of the whole.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Money and political power, boss of this State—that's what I'm after—and no idle dream either.
Policemen send their daughters to Europe, and the boss politicians get rich so fast they spend money almost like a gentleman.
Something came up today and the boss had to leave in a hurry—right in the middle of a conference.
British Dictionary definitions for boss (1 of 4)
Word Origin for boss
British Dictionary definitions for boss (2 of 4)
- an area of increased thickness, usually cylindrical, that strengthens or provides room for a locating device on a shaft, hub of a wheel, etc
- a similar projection around a hole in a casting or fabricated component