Definitions for supervisorˈsu pərˌvaɪ zər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

su•per•vi•sorˈsu pərˌvaɪ zər(n.)

  1. a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent.

  2. an official responsible for assisting teachers in the preparation of syllabuses, in devising teaching methods, etc., esp. in public schools.

    Category: Education

  3. the chief elective officer of a township.

    Category: Government

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supervisor(noun)

    one who supervises or has charge and direction of

  2. supervisory program, supervisor, executive program(noun)

    a program that controls the execution of other programs

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. supervisor(noun)ˈsu pərˌvaɪ zər

    sb who supervises sb or sth

    a customer service supervisor


  1. supervisor(Noun)

    A person with the official task of overseeing the work of a person or group.

  2. Origin: Attested since the 15th Century ; from supervisor, from supervideo, in turn from Latin super + Latin video

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supervisor(noun)

    one who supervises; an overseer; an inspector; a superintendent; as, a supervisor of schools

  2. Supervisor(noun)

    a spectator; a looker-on


  1. Supervisor

    A supervisor, foreperson, boss, overseer, cell coach, facilitator, or area coordinator is a manager in a position of trust in business. The US Bureau of Census has four hundred titles under the supervisor classification. An employee is a supervisor if he has the power and authority to do the following actions: ⁕Give instructions and/or orders to subordinates. ⁕Be held responsible for the work and actions of other employees. If an employee cannot do the above, legally he or she is probably not a supervisor, but in some other category, such as lead hand. A supervisor is first and foremost an overseer whose main responsibility is to ensure that a group of subordinates get out the assigned amount of production, when they are supposed to do it and within acceptable levels of quality, costs and safety. A supervisor is responsible for the productivity and actions of a small group of employees. The supervisor has several manager-like roles, responsibilities, and powers. Two of the key differences between a supervisor and a manager are the supervisor does not typically have "hire and fire" authority, and the supervisor does not have budget authority.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supervisor' in Nouns Frequency: #2842

Anagrams of supervisor

  1. proviruses

Translations for supervisor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who supervises.

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