What does superintendent mean?

Definitions for superintendent
ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛn dənt, ˌsu prɪn-su·per·in·ten·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overseer, superintendentnoun

    a person who directs and manages an organization

  2. superintendent, supernoun

    a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector


  1. superintendentnoun

    A person who is authorized to supervise, direct or administer something.

  2. superintendentnoun

    A police rank used in Commonwealth countries, ranking above chief inspector, and below chief superintendent

  3. superintendentnoun

    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. superintendentnoun

    A janitor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Superintendentadjective

    overseeing; superintending

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

  2. Superintendentnoun

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Lori Lightfoot:

    I have directed -- and Superintendent Johnson has confirmed -- that CPD has terminated ICE's access to CPD's databases related to federal immigration enforcement activities.

  2. Max Schachter:

    The most important thing the superintendent does, or is supposed to do, is to protect students and our teachers and educate our students and he has failed on all of those counts.

  3. Chris Johnson:

    The only apology I'm accepting is a change in behavior, i know the communities are ready for change, and we will do our part. Now I'm asking the board of trustees and the superintendent : When will you make the changes needed to ensure all of us feel treated fairly and safe ?

  4. 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.

  5. Jack Sullivan:

    They kill and get away with it. It's swept under the table. ... If you want to be superintendent, walk in Englewood with me.

Images & Illustrations of superintendent

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