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Meaning of SUPERINTENDENT

Pronunciation:  `soopurin'tenndent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who directs and manages an organization
  2. [n]  a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
 

SUPERINTENDENT is a 14 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: overseer, super
 
 See Also: caretaker, ramrod, school superintendent, supervisor

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Su`per*in*tend"ent\, a. [L. superintendens, p.
    pr. See {Superintend}.]
    Overseeing; superintending.
    
    
  2. \Su`per*in*tend"ent\, n. [Cf. OF. superintendant,
    F. surintendant. Cf. {Surintendant}.]
    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.
    
    Syn: Inspector; overseer; manager; director; curator;
         supervisor.
    
    
 

 

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