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    Question Difference between : boss , chairman , administrator , master , cheif , manager and h

    Hi everybody!

    I have question:
    Difference between : boss , chairman , administrator , master , chief , manager and head??
    I look up a dictionary but all meaning is closed together (all word meaning=> boss) , I don't understand when use what word?!
    Can somebody tell me what is difference between them with example?

    Thanx

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    Re: Difference between : boss , chairman , administrator , master , cheif , manager a

    "Boss" means somebody in charge.
    "Chairman" usually means the leader of a committee (e.g. a board of directors).
    "Administrator" means someone who covers administrative work, e.g. paperwork, filing etc.
    "Master" means someone who owns a pet (e.g. the dog ran to its master), a martial arts master, someone who is an expert at something (e.g. he is a master of baking).
    "Chief" means more or less what boss means.
    A "manager" manages something, e.g. the shop manager.
    A "head" is a boss of a department (usually) e.g. the head of marketing.

    [Not a teacher]
    Last edited by Calis; 17-Mar-2013 at 01:06.

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    Re: Difference between : boss , chairman , administrator , master , cheif , manager a

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) May I add a note to Calis's excellent answer?

    (2) When using the word "chairman" with native speakers, please be very

    careful. As you can see, it contains the word "man." And some chairmen

    nowadays are not men.

    (3) Here in the United States, therefore, some people simply use the word

    "chair." Or "chairwoman."

    (4) I think that I just read that the female leader of an important European

    institution asks that she be addressed as "Madame chairman."

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