super visor

supervisor

[soo-per-vahy-zer]
noun
1.
a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent.
2.
Education. an official responsible for assisting teachers in the preparation of syllabuses, in devising teaching methods, etc., in a department of instruction, especially in public schools.
3.
(in some U.S. states) the chief elected administrative officer of a township, who is often also a member of the governing board of the county.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin supervīsor, equivalent to supervid-, stem of supervidēre to supervise + -tor -tor, with dt > s

supervisorship, noun
presupervisor, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To super visor
Collins
World English Dictionary
supervisor (ˈsuːpəˌvaɪzə)
 
n
1.  a person who manages or supervises
2.  a foreman or forewoman
3.  (in some British universities) a tutor supervising the work, esp research work, of a student
4.  (in some US schools) an administrator running a department of teachers
5.  (in some US states) the elected chief official of a township or other subdivision of a county
6.  obsolete a spectator
 
'supervisorship
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature