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

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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?

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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. Keith Ward:

    After this incident, the superintendent wanted to have a method to quickly identify threats before any harm might occur.

  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. Barbara Jacoby:

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is deeply sorry that this incident happened in one of our schools, it does not reflect his expectation that all students be treated equally and respectfully by our employees.

  4. Jussie Smollett:

    ROBIN ROBERTS SAYS COPS FELT Jussie Smollett WAS CREDIBLE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW Roberts ended by saying that when the interview happened, Jussie Smollett was considered a victim, and she chose her questions accordingly. Theres so many people who do not come forward because others are not believed. I dont know how this is all going to end, she said. We still talk to the [ Chicago ] police superintendent [ Eddie T. Johnson ]. It was one of the most challenging interviews Ive ever had to do.

  5. Dan Patrick:

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

Images & Illustrations of superintendent

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