- Weep convulsively; "He was sobbing inconsolably"
- Convulsive gasp made while weeping
- Insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
- A dyspneic condition
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Definition for: BOSS
- (n.) Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another.
- (n.) A swage or die used for shaping metals.
- (n.) A head or reservoir of water.
- (n.) A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator.
- (v. t.) To ornament with bosses; to stud.