What does inspector mean?
Definitions for inspector
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word inspector.
a high ranking police officer
an investigator who observes carefully
"the examiner searched for clues"
A police officer, typically holding a rank one below superintendent, and in some cases in charge of several precincts; as, inspector Clousseau is investigating the case.
a person employed to inspect something
a police officer ranking below superintendent
Etymology: From Latin in- + spectāre, to look.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
With their new light our bold inspectors press,
Like Cham, to shew their father's nakedness. John Denham.
They may travel under a wise inspector or tutor to different parts, that they may bring home useful knowledge. Isaac Watts.
Inspector, also police inspector or inspector of police, is a police rank. The rank or position varies in seniority depending on the organization that uses it.
one who inspects, views, or oversees; one to whom the supervision of any work is committed; one who makes an official view or examination, as a military or civil officer; a superintendent; a supervisor; an overseer
Etymology: [L.: cf. F. inspecteur.]
Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts. However, it is not an equivalent rank in each police force.
Song lyrics by inspector -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by inspector on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'inspector' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3460
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'inspector' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2709
Rank popularity for the word 'inspector' in Nouns Frequency: #1151
The numerical value of inspector in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of inspector in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of inspector in a Sentence
I'm not Inspector Gadget, i don't believe people are using the microwave to spy on the Trump campaign. However, I'm not in the job of having evidence; that's what investigations are for.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has learned that the Department of Justice is investigating campaign contributions made by employees who worked for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy when Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was in the private sector. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has always been scrupulous in Postmaster General Louis DeJoy adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them, postmaster General Louis DeJoy fully cooperated with and answered the questions posed by Congress regarding these matters. The same is true of the Postal Service Inspector General's inquiry which after a thorough investigation gave Postmaster General Louis DeJoy a clean bill of health on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy disclosure and divestment issues. He expects nothing less in this latest matter and he intends to work with DOJ toward swiftly resolving it.
I feel it is extremely important to be as accurate as possible regarding my knowledge of this matter and I have personally spoken to Chairman Chaffetz to advise him of the additional information that I provided to the Inspector General.
The Office of Inspector General is a very scary and a real issue, it is our responsibility to tell small businesses : do not respond to an offer for financial help that is not initiated by yourself... If you don't initiate the conversation, then be really, really careful.
Inspector General was acting in a way that was deeply inconsistent with what State Department was trying to do. Inspector General office was leaking information.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for inspector
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- tarkastaja, valvojaFinnish
- banchigire, cigireIrish
- ispettore di polizia, ispettore, controlloreItalian
- ревизор, инспекторRussian
- inspektör, besiktningsmanSwedish
- kachero, inspektaSwahili
- thanh traVietnamese
Get even more translations for inspector »
Find a translation for the inspector definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"inspector." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 30 Mar. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/inspector>.
Discuss these inspector definitions with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.