[ soo-per-vahy-zer ]
/ ˈsu pərˌvaɪ zər /
a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent.
Education. an official responsible for assisting teachers in the preparation of syllabuses, in devising teaching methods, etc., in a department of instruction, especially in public schools.
(in some U.S. states) the chief elected administrative officer of a township, who is often also a member of the governing board of the county.
Who Is Wednesday Named For?Surprise, surprise ... Wednesday Addams wasn't the originator of this name. So, who was?
Frozen “Yogurt” Got Its Name From A Big MisunderstandingDouble or single scoop? Cone or cup? However you take it, all frozen desserts have one thing in common. Nothing tastes better on a summer afternoon than an ice-cold, sweet treat, and one of the most popular is frozen yogurt. Where does frozen yogurt get its name? Frozen yogurt is fairly new to the world of sweets. It was introduced in the 1970s under the …
Origin of supervisor
Related formssu·per·vi·sor·ship, nounpre·su·per·vi·sor, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for supervisor
/ (ˈsuːpəˌvaɪzə) /
a person who manages or supervises
a foreman or forewoman
(in some British universities) a tutor supervising the work, esp research work, of a student
(in some US schools) an administrator running a department of teachers
(in some US states) the elected chief official of a township or other subdivision of a county
obsolete a spectator
Derived Formssupervisorship, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for supervisor
"one who inspects and directs the work of others," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin supervisor, agent noun from supervidere (see supervise).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper