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


  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.]


  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


  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. Dean Angelo:

    We thought the mayor was supportive of the superintendent.

  2. Amy Loper:

    The superintendent told me that we could opt out of the sex education class, but that’s not the point.

  3. Harvey Grossman:

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

  4. Rahm Emanuel:

    Superintendent McCarthy knows that a police officer is only as effective as when he has the trust of those he serves.

  5. Corey Brooks:

    Williams has overwhelming support from pastors, and community activists like the idea of him being the superintendent.

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