monitress

monitress

[mon-i-tris]
noun
1.
a female student who helps keep order or assists a teacher in school.
2.
a girl or woman who admonishes, especially with reference to conduct.

Origin:
1740–50; monit(o)r + -ess


See -ess.
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monitor (ˈmɒnɪtə)
 
n
1.  a person or piece of equipment that warns, checks, controls, or keeps a continuous record of something
2.  education
 a.  a senior pupil with various supervisory duties
 b.  a pupil assisting a teacher in classroom organization, etc
3.  a television screen used to display certain kinds of information in a television studio, airport, etc
4.  the unit in a desk computer that contains the screen
5.  a.  a loudspeaker used in a recording studio control room to determine quality or balance
 b.  a loudspeaker used on stage to enable musicians to hear themselves
6.  a device for controlling the direction of a water jet in fire fighting
7.  See also Komodo dragon any large predatory lizard of the genus Varanus and family Varanidae, inhabiting warm regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia
8.  mining Also called: giant a nozzle for directing a high-pressure jet of water at the material to be excavated
9.  (formerly) a small heavily armoured shallow-draught warship used for coastal assault
 
vb
10.  to act as a monitor of
11.  to observe or record (the activity or performance) of (an engine or other device)
12.  to check (the technical quality of) (a radio or television broadcast)
 
[C16: from Latin, from monēre to advise]
 
monitorial
 
adj
 
moni'torially
 
adv
 
'monitorship
 
n
 
'monitress
 
fem n

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