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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who keeps watch over and directs the work of others, especially laborers.
  • n. A supervisor or superintendent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who oversees or supervises. A supervisor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who overlooks; a superintendent; a supervisor; one who has the care or superintendence of any matter.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A reviser; a critic.
  • n. An executor or an adviser to an executor, formerly sometimes named in wills.

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

  • n. a person who directs and manages an organization

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