boss /ˈbɑs, ˈbɔs/
老闆,上司,瘤,浮雕,母牛(vt.)指揮,控制,浮雕 ; (在這裡指的是與本地機交換信件的上級站點)
boss /ˈbɑs, ˈbɔs/ 名詞
Boss n.; pl. Bosses
1. Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.
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.
3. Arch. A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations.
4. 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.
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.
6. A head or reservoir of water. [Obs.]
Boss v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bossed p. pr. & vb. n. Bossing.] To ornament with bosses; to stud.
Boss, n. A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator. [Slang, U. S.]
adj : exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag
cornfield" [syn: 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]
2: a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired
three more men for the new job" [syn: 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]
5: a circular rounded projection or protuberance [syn: knob]
v : raise in a relief; "embossed stationary" [syn: emboss, stamp]