Origin of supervisor
OTHER WORDS FROM supervisorsu·per·vi·sor·ship, nounpre·su·per·vi·sor, noun
Words nearby supervisor
What does supervisor mean?
A supervisor is someone who oversees and provides direction for someone or something.
More simply, a supervisor is someone who supervises. It’s most commonly used in the context of the workplace to refer to a type of manager who supervises other employees.
The adjective supervisory describes things that involve supervision. A supervisor’s role can be described as supervisory.
Supervisor can be used more specifically in the context of education to refer to a type of official or tutor or in the context of government to refer to a type of elected local official who serves on a board with other supervisors.
Example: The key to being a good supervisor is to give your employees enough space to do their jobs, instead of constantly standing over their shoulders.
Where does supervisor come from?
The first records of the word supervisor come from the 1400s. Its base word, supervise, ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin verb supervidēre, meaning “to oversee.” In fact, the word supervise quite literally means the same thing as oversee—the prefix super- means “over” or “above,” and the Latin verb vidēre means “to see” (the English word vision is based on the same root).
Sometimes, supervisors literally watch from above—like a supervisor supervising their employees from an office above the factory floor. In most cases, though, a supervisor simply closely oversees projects and the people working on them to make sure everything is proceeding as planned and that everyone is doing what they should be. A supervisor is often considered a boss, but supervisors almost always have bosses themselves. A supervisor is often a person who used to do the same job they are supervising.
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How is supervisor used in real life?
Supervisor is most commonly used in the context of the workplace.
When my boss from my previous job calls to check on me 🥰She is honestly the best supervisor I’ve ever had. We need more Black women in leadership positions.
— KezWanja🇰🇪 (@KeziahI) June 9, 2020
"At Toyota, a worker's immediate supervisor does not have the power to hire and fire. The company will stand behind each worker as an employee, to protect him from a frivolous boss." https://t.co/acnHZCpG07
— Jason Yip (@jchyip) June 6, 2020
On Tuesday, Los Angeles County is expected to release the results of its 2019 homeless point-in-time count at the Board of Supervisors meeting.
Here are some fast facts to help you understand what you will see. https://t.co/j1uMKDsGWD
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 4, 2019
Try using supervisor!
Which of the following things should a person NOT do if they’re a supervisor?
A. watch over
B. provide guidance
C. keep an eye on things
D. ignore the situation
How to use supervisor in a sentence
A trained bipartisan team appointed by the election supervisor would travel to residential care facilities and help residents fill out absentee ballots.Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic|by Ryan McCarthy and Jack Gillum|August 26, 2020|ProPublica
While the attorney general is not the woman’s direct supervisor, a “significant power imbalance” exists between two state employees, Majmudar said.Alaska’s Attorney General on Unpaid Leave After Sending Hundreds of “Uncomfortable” Texts to a Young Colleague|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|August 25, 2020|ProPublica
Miles Himmel, a Desmond spokesman, said the supervisor doesn’t endorse all the opinions shared on his podcast and gets his data from the county, though Stegall found his numbers haven’t always matched up with those provided by county officials.Morning Report: The Supervisor Elevating Coronavirus Skepticism|Voice of San Diego|August 21, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The “commanders” are the supervisors of this organization, which, to my knowledge, does not even exist.
Rather than roll over and go along with the other supervisors, she asked tough questions.One Race Could Make or Break Plans to Overhaul the Region’s Transportation System|Jesse Marx|August 13, 2020|Voice of San Diego