Definition for boss

noun as in manager over other employees

noun as in game antagonist

Strongest matches

antagonist, opponent

Strong matches

adversary, enemy, foe

Weak match


verb as in control; command

adjective as in great

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Example Sentences

Two months later, Murphy took over the intelligence office after his boss retired and proceeded to have multiple meetings with Cuccinelli on the HTA.

From 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.

From 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.

From Fortune

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.

From Fortune

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.

From Digiday

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.

Like his boss al-Baghdadi, he was captured by U.S. forces and served time in Camp Bucca.

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.

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.


On this page you'll find 142 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to boss, such as: capital, champion, fine, fly, top, and awesome.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.