from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To have the charge and direction of; superintend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To direct, manage, or oversee; to be in charge
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To oversee for direction; to superintend; to inspect with authority.
- transitive v. To look over so as to read; to peruse.
- n. Supervision; inspection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To oversee; have charge of, with authority to direct or regulate: as, to supervise the erection of a house.
- To look over so as to peruse; read; read over.
- Synonyms See list under superintend.
- n. Inspection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
- v. watch and direct
Middle English *supervisen, from Medieval Latin supervidēre, supervīs- : Latin super-, super- + Latin vidēre, to see.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Medieval Latin supervisus, from supervidere, from Latin super + videre. (Wiktionary)