supervisor

noun
su·​per·​vi·​sor | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər How to pronounce supervisor (audio) \

Definition of supervisor

: one that supervises especially : an administrative officer in charge of a business, government, or school unit or operation

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Other Words from supervisor

supervisory \ ˌsü-​pər-​ˈvī-​zə-​rē How to pronounce supervisor (audio) , -​ˈvīz-​rē \ adjective

Examples of supervisor in a Sentence

The supervisor fired him after he showed up at work drunk. If you have a problem, go to your supervisor.
Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit details some personal experiences of women at the company, including one employee who assumed some management responsibilities and asked a male supervisor about being fairly paid for the additional work. NBC News, 22 July 2021 The first step spelled out by the Boston Police Department’s new policy is for a street outreach officer to partner with a BEST counselor when a call comes in and then to collaborate with a police supervisor. BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2021 The Police Department is now requiring a captain to sign off on detonations, in addition to the two bomb technicians and a supervisor who are already required. Steven Vargas, USA TODAY, 20 July 2021 The Police Department is now requiring a captain to sign off on detonations, in addition to the two bomb technicians and a supervisor who are already required. Stefanie Dazio, Star Tribune, 19 July 2021 That means a person or team could supervise a fleet of autonomous shuttle vans or self-driving taxis by video from a command center, eliminating the need for a supervisor in every vehicle. New York Times, 14 July 2021 Summerfest will pay $61.50 per hour for a police officer, $61.88 for a motorcycle officer, $71.83 for a supervisor and $80.71 for a lieutenant. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 July 2021 Brandon Talsma, a county supervisor in Jasper County, Iowa, describes 72 intense hours last September that began with a warning from Zencity. Sidney Fussell, Wired, 6 July 2021 The four were arrested Friday after a maid at The Maven Hotel saw firearms and gun components inside a room and notified a supervisor, authorities said. Jack Durschlag, Fox News, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of supervisor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for supervisor

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from supervidēre

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“Supervisor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supervisor. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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supervisor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of supervisor

: a person who supervises someone or something

supervisor

noun
su·​per·​vi·​sor | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər How to pronounce supervisor (audio) \

Kids Definition of supervisor

1 : a person who is in charge of others
2 : an officer in charge of a unit or an operation of a business, government, or school

supervisor

noun
su·​per·​vi·​sor | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər How to pronounce supervisor (audio) \

Legal Definition of supervisor

: one that directs or oversees a person, group, department, organization, or operation specifically : the popularly elected chief administrative official of a township or other subdivision in some states of the U.S.

Other Words from supervisor

supervisorial \ ˌsü-​pər-​ˌvī-​ˈzōr-​ē-​əl \ adjective
supervisory \ ˌsü-​pər-​ˈvī-​zə-​rē How to pronounce supervisor (audio) \ adjective

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