What does administrator mean?

Definitions for administrator
ædˈmɪn əˌstreɪ tərad·min·is·tra·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. administrator, decision makernoun

    someone who administers a business

  2. administratornoun

    the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor

  3. administrator, executivenoun

    someone who manages a government agency or department


  1. administratornoun

    One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager

  2. administratornoun

    A person who manages or settles the estate of an intestate, or of a testator when there is no competent executor; one to whom the right of administration has been committed by competent authority

  3. administratornoun

    One who is responsible for software installation, management, information and maintenance of a computer or network

  4. Etymology: From administrator, literally "he that is near to attend".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Administratornoun

    1.Is properly taken for him that has the goods of a man dying intestate, committed to his charge by the ordinary, and is accountable for the same, whenever it shall please the ordinary to call upon him thereunto. John Cowell

    Etymology: administrator, Lat.

    He was wonderfully diligent to enquire and observe what became of the king of Arragon, in holding the kingdom of Castille, and whether he did hold it in his own right, or as administrator to his daughter. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    I feel my conscience bound to remember the death of Christ, with some society of christians or other, since it is a most plain command; whether the person, who distributes these elements, be only an occasional or a settled administrator. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind, p. i. c. 18.

    The residence of the prince, or chief administrator, of the civil power. Jonathan Swift, short View of Ireland.


  1. administrator

    An administrator is a person who manages, directs, or oversees the operations and functions of a system, organization, institution or program. Their tasks may include managing employees or resources, planning and coordinating activities, implementing policies or strategies, ensuring goals or objectives are met, as well as handling general oversight in areas such as finance, communication, technology or human resources. The specific responsibilities and roles of an administrator can vary widely depending on the context or sector.

  2. administrator

    An administrator is a person responsible for managing, overseeing, and implementing activities, tasks, and operations within an organization or system. This role can encompass a wide range of duties, from managing financial records and setting policies to supervising staff and ensuring efficiency of system. Administrators can be found in various sectors such as business, education, healthcare, and information technology.

  3. administrator

    An administrator is a person who manages, organizes and supervises the operations, activities or affairs of an organization, institution or system. This role may include tasks such as planning and directing work tasks, implementing policies, coordinating and overseeing the work of staff, managing resources, and making decisions. Administrators can be found in a variety of settings including businesses, schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

  4. administrator

    An administrator is a person responsible for managing, organizing, overseeing, and implementing operations, tasks, or systems in an organization, institution, or business. These responsibilities may include managing employees, maintaining databases, supervising budgets, implementing policies, or any other tasks necessary for the smooth operation of the organization. The term can also refer to a person who manages and implements computer systems or networks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Administratornoun

    one who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager

  2. Administratornoun

    a man who manages or settles the estate of an intestate, or of a testator when there is no competent executor; one to whom the right of administration has been committed by competent authority

  3. Etymology: [L.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'administrator' in Nouns Frequency: #2331

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of administrator in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of administrator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of administrator in a Sentence

  1. Elise Stefanik:

    There have been too many ethical lapses under Administrator Pruitt’s watch and this decision is in the best interests of the agency and our country, i look forward to working with our next EPA Administrator to protect the environmental interests of our district, which is the proud home of the Adirondacks.

  2. Anonymous:

    What goes up must come down. Ask any system administrator.

  3. Illinois Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley:

    Last April, I asked the GSA administrator under oath whether the President or anyone at the White House was involved in the discussions on this decision about the FBI building, general Services Administrator Emily Murphy said no. The inspector general said that General Services Administrator Emily Murphy misled us. I suppose that's a DC euphemism for a lie. So I'd like General Services Administrator Emily Murphy to come back before my subcommittee and answer that question accurately.

  4. Andrew Wheeler:

    While that’s flattering, I am not thinking about it, no, i could have put my hat in the ring for the administrator. I wasn’t interested in that. I am still not interested in that. Trump said Wheeler would assume duties as acting administrator of the EPA on July 9. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright! Trump tweeted on July 5. Here are 3 things you need to know about the interim EPA chief before he officially changes roles. A former coal industry lobbyist, Wheeler helped lead an industry fight against regulations aimed at protecting Americans' health and addressing climate change. Many in the industry argued that the regulations would stifle business. Throughout his decades-long career, Wheeler has reportedly lobbied for at least 20 different companies, includingSargento Foods Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, and Xcel Energy, among others. During his time as a lobbyist, Wheelerworked alongside Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah by 85 percent and reserve a piece of the land for uranium mining, Fortune Magazine reported. In recent years, Wheeler has lobbied for Energy Fuels Resources Inc. and Murray Energy Corporation, which is run by longtime Trump supporter Robert Murray, who spent roughly $300,000 on the president's inauguration, according toThe New York Times. Wheeler worked for the EPA in the early 1990s, focusing on chemicals and toxic substance-related issues during the Bush and Clinton administrations. He later transitioned into the role of staff chief of the Senate Environment Committee andserved as counsel to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. Wheeler joined the international law firmFaegre Baker Daniels after his stint at the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. During his time at the firm, he helped counsel a variety of clients on comprehensive legislative, regulatory and operational strategies, the firm states on its website. He worked on every major piece of environmental and energy-related legislation before Congress over the span of a decade, ProPublica reported.

  5. The OIG:

    The former Region 9 Administrator made excessive trips to Southern California and claimed ineligible travel costs, he made 88 trips in total from October 2006 through January 2009. For 51 of the 88 trips (58 percent), the former Region 9 Administrator traveled to Orange County/Los Angeles County (OC/LA), California, near the former Region 9 Administrator’s residence, at a cost of approximately $69,000.

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