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noun [countable] boss pronunciation in British English /bɒs/
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  1. 1
    the person who is in charge of you at work
    I’ll ask my boss if I can have a day off next week.
    1. a.
      mainly journalism someone with a powerful position in an organization
      The new constitution limits the power of local party bosses.
      Company bosses are opening a new office in San Francisco.
    2. b.
      informal the person that other people have to obey
      OK, you’re the boss!
  2. 2
    a circular decoration at the centre of something
    the ancient hall, with its magnificent ceiling bosses

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