What does monitor mean?

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ˈmɒn ɪ tərmon·i·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proctor, monitornoun

    someone who supervises (an examination)

  2. admonisher, monitor, remindernoun

    someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided

  3. Monitornoun

    an ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac

  4. monitor, monitoring devicenoun

    display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor

  5. monitornoun

    electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions

  6. monitornoun

    a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble

  7. monitor, monitor lizard, varanverb

    any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles

  8. monitor, superviseverb

    keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance

    "we are monitoring the air quality"; "the police monitor the suspect's moves"

  9. monitorverb

    check, track, or observe by means of a receiver

Wiktionary

  1. monitornoun

    Someone who watches over something; a person in charge of something or someone.

    The camp monitors look after the children during the night, when the teachers are asleep.

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

  2. monitornoun

    A device similar to a television set used as to give a graphical display of the output from a computer.

    The information flashed up on the monitor.

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

  3. monitornoun

    A program for viewing and editing, as in machine code monitor.

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

  4. monitornoun

    A student leader in a class.

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

  5. monitornoun

    A class of relatively small armored warships designed for shore bombardment or riverine warfare rather than combat with other ships.

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

  6. monitornoun

    An ironclad.

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

  7. monitornoun

    A monitor lizard.

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

  8. monitorverb

    To watch over; to guard.

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

  9. Monitornoun

    Any of several publications e.g. the "Christian Science Monitor".

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

  10. Monitornoun

    A text of works or instruction which are not secret and may be written e.g. "Indiana Monitor and Freemasons' Guide".

    Etymology: From monitor, from perfect passive participle monitus, from verb monere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monitornoun

    one who admonishes; one who warns of faults, informs of duty, or gives advice and instruction by way of reproof or caution

    Etymology: [L., fr. monere. See Monition, and cf. Mentor.]

  2. Monitornoun

    hence, specifically, a pupil selected to look to the school in the absence of the instructor, to notice the absence or faults of the scholars, or to instruct a division or class

    Etymology: [L., fr. monere. See Monition, and cf. Mentor.]

  3. Monitornoun

    any large Old World lizard of the genus Varanus; esp., the Egyptian species (V. Niloticus), which is useful because it devours the eggs and young of the crocodile. It is sometimes five or six feet long

    Etymology: [L., fr. monere. See Monition, and cf. Mentor.]

  4. Monitornoun

    an ironclad war vessel, very low in the water, and having one or more heavily-armored revolving turrets, carrying heavy guns

    Etymology: [L., fr. monere. See Monition, and cf. Mentor.]

  5. Monitornoun

    a tool holder, as for a lathe, shaped like a low turret, and capable of being revolved on a vertical pivot so as to bring successively the several tools in holds into proper position for cutting

    Etymology: [L., fr. monere. See Monition, and cf. Mentor.]

Freebase

  1. Monitor

    A monitor was the class of relatively small warship which was neither fast nor strongly armoured but carried disproportionately large guns. They were used by some navies from the 1860s until the end of World War II, and saw their final use by the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. The monitors of the 19th century were turreted ironclad warships inspired by the original USS Monitor; as well as coastal ships which closely followed her design. The term "monitor" also encompassed more flexible breastwork monitors, and was sometimes used as a generic term for any turreted ship. The term "monitor" also represents the strongest of riverine warcraft, known as river monitors. In the early 20th century, the term "monitor" was revived for shallow-draft armoured shore bombardment vessels, particularly those of the British Royal Navy: the Lord Clive class monitors carried guns firing heavier shells than any other warship ever has, seeing action against German targets during World War I. The Lord Clive vessels were scrapped in the 1920s.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. monitor

    A very shallow, semi-submerged, heavily-armoured steamer, carrying on her open deck either one or two plated revolving turrets, each containing either one or two enormous guns: originally designed by Ericson in the United States during the recent war, to combine the maximum of gun power with the minimum of exposure; they have been very formidable in sheltered and intricate waters, but it remains yet to be shown that they would be effective on the open sea.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'monitor' in Nouns Frequency: #2908

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'monitor' in Verbs Frequency: #513

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monitor in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monitor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of monitor in a Sentence

  1. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    DHS continues to monitor the remnants of the ‘caravan’ of individuals headed to our Southern border with the apparent intention of entering the United States illegally, a sovereign nation that cannot—or worse, chooses not—to defend its borders will soon cease to be a sovereign nation. The Trump administration is committed to enforcing our immigration laws – whether persons are part of this ‘caravan’ or not.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    There is a thinly veiled analogy between the rats abandoning a ship that is doomed to sink and the employees deserting a distressed organization. Just like the rats living in the recesses have a firsthand knowledge about the water entering inside the ship, defecting employees also have the information on company's financial status and potential for insolvency. In my view, it's smart to be cognizant of such rats and rat-like disloyal employees, and monitor their behaviors during the challenging times.

  3. Ron Gula:

    Commercial intelligence services, which monitor technologies associated with darknet, can be used to alert if sensitive information about your company has been shared.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments, only as it does so, will North Korea fully join the community of nations.

  5. State Department spokeswoman Katy Bondy:

    We continue to monitor her case closely.

Images & Illustrations of monitor

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