What does SUPERINTENDENT mean?

Definitions for SUPERINTENDENTˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛn dənt, ˌsu prɪn-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SUPERINTENDENT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overseer, superintendent(noun)

    a person who directs and manages an organization

  2. superintendent, super(noun)

    a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector

Wiktionary

  1. superintendent(Noun)

    A person who is authorized to supervise, direct or administer something.

  2. superintendent(Noun)

    A police rank used in Commonwealth countries, ranking above chief inspector, and below chief superintendent

  3. superintendent(Noun)

    The manager of a building, usually a communal residence, who is responsible for keeping the facilities functional and often collecting rent or similar payments, either as also the building's landlord or on behalf of same. Often abbreviated "super".

  4. superintendent(Noun)

    A janitor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Superintendent(adj)

    overseeing; superintending

  2. Superintendent(noun)

    one who has the oversight and charge of some place, institution, or organization, affairs, etc., with the power of direction; as, the superintendent of an almshouse; the superintendent of public works

  3. Origin: [L. superintendens, p. pr. See Superintend.]

Freebase

  1. Superintendent

    Superintendent, often shortened to "super", is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations. In many Commonwealth countries the full version is superintendent of police. The rank is also still used in the former British Colony of Hong Kong.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUPERINTENDENT' in Nouns Frequency: #2904

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SUPERINTENDENT in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SUPERINTENDENT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harvey Grossman:

    There is no question the superintendent endorses stop and frisk. ... It is part of the fabric of McCarthy's policing.

  2. Keith Ward:

    After this incident, the superintendent wanted to have a method to quickly identify threats before any harm might occur.

  3. Sean Ryan:

    These new regulations were imposed by the superintendent without any prior notification or input from the parents, and without an actual vote from the school board, this demonstrates exactly what we’ve known for years: Radical activists can only win when they operate in secret. If the superintendent actually held an open forum, this policy would not have been passed.

  4. James Manning:

    I have watched the video several times and there is no doubt that the video is extremely disturbing, as the parent of a daughter in Richland School District Two I can assure you that we are taking this matter very seriously. The district superintendent has been in constant contact with the Richland County Sheriff to express our concern over this matter and the district has banned the deputy in question from all District Two property.

  5. Marylin Zuniga:

    Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning Marylin Zuniga young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Even when I heard that the letters were written... because of compassion, you could've written to somebody in a nursing home. - Gloria Stewart, Orange Board of Education, NJ resident Marylin Zuniga, who taught at Forest Street Elementary School, told board members prior to their hasty vote to can Marylin Zuniga that Marylin Zuniga has broad support from around the country, the newspaper reported. There's people around the nation who support me, who believe I need to be reinstated and I believe that I need to be reinstated, my students need me in the classroom. My students have requested that I come back to the classroom. Abu-Jamal, a 61-year-old serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, is a self-styled poet who became a darling of celebrities and activists while on death row. His sentence was later commuted to life without parole, and he was suffering from complications from diabetes when Marylin Zuniga assigned the task. The vote to fire Zuniga occurred after several hours of public speakers, many of whom praised Zuniga for teaching Marylin Zuniga students to have compassion for a man who killed a police officer. Abu-Jamal killed Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal’s brother. At trial, several witnesses reported seeing Abu-Jamal kill Daniel Faulkner, and two witnesses said Abu-Jamal confessed to the killing, saying, I shot the mother --- er, and I hope the mother --- er dies. Although the abrupt vote left meeting attendees unsure of what had happened, Orange Board of Education Superintendent Ronald Lee confirmed that Marylin Zuniga was fired in an email to the Star-Ledger. As this is a personnel issue, I have no further comments on this matter, Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee wrote. Zuniga’s attorney, Alan Levine, told the newspaper Marylin Zuniga is now considering legal action to challenge Marylin Zuniga firing. Several speakers at the meeting, including Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, praised Marylin Zuniga.

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