Adjective "boss" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A person who is in charge of a worker or organization.
  1. 'union bosses'
  2. 'No bosses of the well-known organised crime groups were arrested.'
  3. 'Hu, the PR manager of a local company, was assigned by his boss to organize a conference.'
  4. 'A former Ryedale museum worker was sacked after bosses discovered he had ignored basic safety rules when operating cutting machinery.'
  5. 'One unexpected outcome would be the benefits it would bring to the workers rather than the bosses.'
  6. 'And the organisation's bosses in Preston have praised our readers for helping to catch dozens of criminals over the past 12 months.'
  7. 'Blum's first act was to stop the strike wave by organising talks between the bosses and the unions.'
  8. 'Four in 10 office workers say they think bosses regularly charge personal items back to the company.'
  9. 'Do you think this helps explain why today's corporate bosses are treating American workers like dogs?'
  10. 'So it would have come as a terrible shock to the system if the telly bosses had organised a fantastic line-up of must-see TV for the autumn.'
  11. 'Lawyers have been called into a row between striking Boddingtons workers and their bosses.'
  12. 'It does take a while to get used to, but remember, to teach your dog anything, you must be the leader and the boss.'
  13. 'Traditionally, men are supposed to be in control and be the boss at work.'
  14. 'The ENTIRE point of blogs is being the boss and controlling content.'
  15. 'But you don't fully feel the weight of that until you get into that situation where you're the boss.'
  16. 'you may be required to kill a boss monster'
  17. 'But even the boss fights provide no challenge, and there's no way to change the difficulty in the game's options.'
  18. 'Bosses make the music switch dynamically into "boss music".'
  19. 'Of course, a word should also be said about the final boss.'
  20. 'Enemies and architecture are top notch too, and a few of the bosses, while slightly humorous looking, are modeled exquisitely.'
  21. 'Amazingly, some of the larger enemies you've seen thus far are just enemies, and not bosses.'
  22. 'The only criticism to this is that the bosses were easier!'
  23. 'Indeed, the boss designs in Contra III have since served as the model for what a boss should be.'
  24. 'You'll also need to have the patience to shoot the boss long enough to bring a large health bar down to zero.'
  25. 'Most bosses can be taken down with minimal effort without unleashing a single combination.'
  26. 'These bosses are the greatest thing about this game: they range from gigantic armada battleship to big two-headed dragons!'


Give (someone) orders in a domineering manner.
  1. 'How do you react when you are bossed around, treated as inferior or taken advantage of?'
  2. 'They'll say, ‘Will you stop bossing me around?’'
  3. 'They sure weren't shy in bossing me around, though.'
  4. 'But I suppose when you spend your days bossing kids around, it's hard to remember how to communicate with adults.'
  5. 'At least they weren't always bossing her around and ordering her around like a slave like Kinchi, but instead treated her like she had always wanted to be treated.'
  6. 'So basically I bossed him around for an hour and we got the whole delivery done in an hour.'
  7. 'That would be George's younger sister, probably bossing him around like his mother now does.'
  8. 'Okay, so I'll probably get sent to the Tower for saying it, but I've had just about enough of the multimillionaire Windsor family bossing us all around.'
  9. 'Ishaan, who plays Shahid's nephew who comes to live with him after his parents die, loved bossing big brother around during the shoot.'
  10. 'It seems to me that this Government is reaching new heights in ordering and bossing people about and telling them what it expects them to do.'


Excellent; outstanding.
  1. 'I like that second picture the best; it's a boss shot!'

Bureau of State Security.


    1. a person who employs or superintends workers; manager.

    2. a politician who controls the party organization, as in a particular district.

    3. a person who makes decisions, exercises authority, dominates, etc.: My grandfather was the boss in his family. verb (used with object)

    4. to be master of or over; manage; direct; control.

    5. to order about, especially in an arrogant manner. verb (used without object)

    6. to be boss.

    7. to be too domineering and authoritative. adjectiv

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people/places/organizations can be boss."

    "people can be boss."

    "hues can be boss."

    "sees can be boss."

    "dice can be boss."

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    (boss)Early 19th century (originally US): from Dutch baas ‘master’.


    be one's own boss
    show someone who's boss