from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who watches over and directs the work of others, especially laborers.
  • noun A supervisor or superintendent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who overlooks; a superintendent; a supervisor; one who has the care or superintendence of any matter.
  • noun Specifically, one who oversees or superintends workmen, especially slaves; one who has charge, under the owner or manager, of the work on a plantation, or, in Australia, on a station.
  • noun A reviser; a critic.
  • noun An executor or an adviser to an executor, formerly sometimes named in wills.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who oversees; a superintendent; a supervisor; ; specifically, one or certain public officers

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who oversees or supervises. A supervisor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who directs and manages an organization


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