What does Superintendent mean?

Definitions for Superintendent
ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛn dənt, ˌsu prɪn-Su·per·in·ten·dent

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

    Etymology: [L. superintendens, p. pr. See Superintend.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. superintendent

    One who has the oversight and charge of something, with the power of direction; as the superintendent of recruiting service; superintendent of national cemeteries, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce Superintendent?

  1. Alex
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How to say Superintendent in sign language?

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  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

Examples of Superintendent in a Sentence

  1. Superintendent Walt Griffin:

    He was reportedly fired because of a past precedent, but a district spokesmancouldnt say what that was, the station reported. Superintendent Walt Griffin wrote a letter to Brown condemning the speech. I am appalled with and extremely concerned about the abundance of profanity that you used with the students that you are responsible for supervising and leading.

  2. 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.

  3. Felipe Guevara:

    As a government and especially as superintendent, I deeply regret what happened and send our best wishes to him and his family.

  4. Dan Patrick:

    We have a law in Texas that allows teachers to carry. ... But it's left to the superintendent and the local level.

  5. Jim Surin:

    There were about a dozen people there to welcome her, everyone from her aids and teachers to the principal and assistant superintendent. They were amazing and super supportive.

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