from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To oversee and direct; supervise. See Synonyms at supervise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To oversee the work of others; to supervise.
- v. To administer the affairs of something or someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To have or exercise the charge and oversight of; to oversee with the power of direction; to take care of with authority; to supervise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To have charge and direction of, as of a school; direct the course and oversee the details of (some work, as the construction of a building, or movement, as of an army); regulate with authority; manage. See supervise.
- Synonyms To overlook, supervise, guide, regulate, control, conduct, administer.
- To oversee; have charge or oversight; exercise superintendence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. watch and direct
Late Latin superintendere : Latin super-, super- + Latin intendere, to direct one's attention to; see intend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin superintendere (Wiktionary)