Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: supervisor, monitor
: one appointed to supervise students (as at an examination)
Keep scrolling for more
Recent Examples on the Web
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'proctor.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English procutour procurator, proctor, alteration of procuratour
Resources for proctor
Time Traveler for proctor
See more words from the same century
More from Merriam-Webster on proctor
See words that rhyme with proctor
Spanish Central: Translation of proctor
Nglish: Translation of proctor for Spanish Speakers
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about proctor
Comments on proctor
What made you want to look up proctor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
a generally accepted meaning of a word
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
These words mean what?
When adjectives drift into noun territory
Notes on a new Halloween classic
Etymology on the cutting edge.
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Words to improve your Scrabble game
Do you know which word is older?
A game of winding words.