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 for boss
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boss \Boss\ (b[o^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bossed (b[o^]st); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Bossing.] [OE. bocen, fr. OF. bocier. See the
     preceding word.]
     To ornament with bosses; to stud.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boss \Boss\, n. [D. baas master.]
     A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a
     political dictator. [Slang, U. S.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boss \Boss\ (b[o^]s; 115), n.; pl. Bosses (-[e^]z). [OE. boce,
     bose, boche, OF. boce, boche, bosse, F. bosse, of G. origin;
     cf. OHG. b[=o]zo tuft, bunch, OHG. b[=o]zan, MHG. b[^o]zen,
     to beat. See Beat, and cf. Botch a swelling.]
     1. Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a
        knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Arch.) A projecting ornament placed at the intersection
        of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in
        other situations.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. [Cf. D. bus box, Dan. b["o]sse.] 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. --Gwilt.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Mech.)
        (a) The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is
            keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another.
        (b) A swage or die used for shaping metals.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     6. A head or reservoir of water. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  boss
      adj 1: exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag
             cornfield" [syn: boss, brag]
      n 1: a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want
           to leave early you have to ask the foreman" [syn:
           foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss]
      2: a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired
         three more men for the new job" [syn: boss, hirer]
      3: a person who exercises control and makes decisions; "he is
         his own boss now"
      4: a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates
         appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
         [syn: party boss, political boss, boss]
      5: a circular rounded projection or protuberance [syn: knob,
         boss]
      v 1: raise in a relief; "embossed stationery" [syn: emboss,
           boss, stamp]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  334 Moby Thesaurus words for "boss":
     A per se, Big Brother, OK, ace, ace-high, administrator, anaglyph,
     ascendant, at the head, auditor, bad, bang-up, bas-relief,
     big cheese, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boatswain, bonzer,
     bow, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulla, bully, bump, bunch, burl,
     but good, button, bwana, cacique, cahot, cameo, cameo glass,
     capital, cavo-rilievo, champion, chaperon, chase, chef, chief,
     chieftain, chine, church dignitary, clump, coarsen, cock, colophon,
     command, commander, commanding, comptroller, concavity, condyle,
     control, controller, controlling, convex, convexity, cool, corking,
     crackerjack, cut glass, dactylogram, dactylograph, dandy, dean,
     delicious, dent, dint, direct, director, dominant, dominate,
     domineer, dowel, ducky, ear, ecclesiarch, elder, emboss,
     embossment, employer, excrescence, fab, famous, fine,
     fine and dandy, fingerprint, first-rate, flange, flap,
     floor manager, floorman, floorwalker, footmark, footprint,
     footstep, foreman, fossil footprint, fugleman, gaffer, gall,
     ganger, gear, general, genius, glyph, glyptograph, gnarl, goodman,
     governing, governor, granulate, great, groovy, guru, handle, head,
     headman, heavy, hegemonic, hegemonistic, hierarch, high relief,
     higher-up, hill, himself, honcho, horripilate, hot, hump, hunch,
     hunky-dory, husband, ichnite, ichnolite, impress, impression,
     imprint, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in the ascendant,
     indent, indentation, indention, inspector, intaglio,
     intaglio rilevato, intaglio rilievo, jam-up, jog, joggle,
     just dandy, keen, keep in order, keynoter, kingpin, knob, knot,
     knur, knurl, laureate, leader, leading, liege, liege lord, lip,
     loop, lord, lord it over, lord paramount, low relief, lump,
     man higher up, manage, manager, managing director, marvy, mask,
     master, mean, medal, medallion, mole, monitor, mountain, neat,
     nevus, nifty, nobby, noncommissioned officer, nonpareil, nub,
     nubbin, nubble, okay, order about, out of sight, overlook,
     overlord, overman, oversee, overseeing, overseer, owner, pad,
     padrone, papilloma, paragon, paramount, paterfamilias, patriarch,
     patron, paw print, pawmark, peachy, peachy-keen, peg, pimple,
     plaquette, policy maker, predominant, predominate, prepollent,
     preponderant, preponderate, prepotent, president, prevalent, prexy,
     principal, print, proctor, prodigy, proprietor, pug, pugmark,
     quarterback, rabbi, raise, regnant, regulating, regulative,
     regulatory, reigning, relief, relievo, rib, ride herd on, ridge,
     ring, ringleader, ripping, rough, rough up, roughen, ruler, ruling,
     rum, run, sachem, sahib, scrumptious, sculptured glass, seal,
     seigneur, seignior, senior, shoulder, sigil, signet, sirdar,
     slap-up, slave driver, smashing, solid, something else, sovereign,
     spiffing, spiffy, spine, stamp, stand over, standard-bearer, star,
     starets, step, straw boss, stud, stunning, style, subforeman,
     super, superintend, superintendent, superior, superman, superstar,
     supervise, supervising, supervisor, supervisory, supreme, survey,
     surveyor, swell, tab, take care of, take charge, taskmaster,
     teacher, the greatest, the most, thumbmark, thumbprint, top,
     top dog, tough, tubercle, tubercule, verruca, vesicle, vestige,
     virtuoso, visitor, wale, wart, welt, wizard
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  BOSS
         Basic OS Software for BASIC (OS, BASIC)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  BOSS
         BSI OSS Security Suite (BSI, OSS)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  BOSS
         Bus Owner/Supervisor/Selector (FireWire)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  BOSS
  
     Bridgport Operating System Software.  A derivative of the ISO
     1054 numerical machine control language for milling, etc.
  

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