boss

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. knob, stud; manager, supervisor. See convexity, authority. —v. oversee, direct; bully, domineer. See authority, fear.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. supervisor, manager, person in charge; see administrator , chief 1 , foreman .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
leader, chief, head, master, headmaster, supervisor, foreman, superintendent, overseer, CEO (chief executive officer), taskmaster, *head honcho, *big cheese, *whip, employer, director, executive, manager, administrator, lord and master, *big enchilada, *chief cook and bottle washer, governor, mayor, vice president, president, prince, princess, king, queen, drill sergeant, sarge, commander, captain, general, first in command, dean, chancellor, godfather, highest authority, ruler, despot, dictator, tyrant, bully, dominator, dominatrix, *pit bull, *alpha male, slave-driver, faultfinder, nag, *biggest toad in the puddle. ''[One who]
exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.''—Elting Morrison.
ANT.: employee, subordinate, underling. see work, job
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v.
command, control, direct, manage, administrate, supervise, lead, run, press, lord over, domineer, dictate, throw one's weight around, tyrannize.
ANT.: submit, follow, jump on command
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Someone who directs and supervises workers: director, foreman, foreperson, forewoman, head, manager, overseer, superintendent, supervisor, taskmaster, taskmistress. Informal: straw boss. Slang: chief. See OVER. 2. One who is highest in rank or authority: chief, chieftain, director, head, headman, hierarch, leader, master. Slang: honcho. Idiom: cock of the walk. See OVER. 3. A professional politician who controls a party or political machine: chief, leader. See OVER. II verb 1. To direct and watch over the work and performance of others: overlook, oversee, superintend, supervise, watch over. See OVER. 2. To command or issue commands in an arrogant manner: dictate, dominate, domineer, order, rule, tyrannize. See OVER. III adjective Slang. Exceptionally good of its kind: ace, banner, blue-ribbon, brag, capital, champion, excellent, fine1, first-class, first-rate, prime, quality, splendid, superb, superior, terrific, tiptop, top. Informal: A-one, bully, dandy, great, swell, topflight, topnotch. Chiefly British: tophole. See GOOD.

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