overseer


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o·ver·se·er

 (ō′vər-sē′ər)
n.
1. One who watches over and directs the work of others, especially laborers.
2. A supervisor or superintendent.

overseer

(ˈəʊvəˌsiːə)
n
1. Also called (less commonly): overlooker a person who oversees others, esp workmen
2. (Historical Terms) history Brit short for overseer of the poor; a minor official of a parish attached to the workhouse or poorhouse

o•ver•se•er

(ˈoʊ vərˌsi ər, -ˌsɪər)

n.
a supervisor.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overseer - a person who directs and manages an organizationoverseer - a person who directs and manages an organization
ramrod - a harshly demanding overseer
school superintendent - the superintendent of a school system
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of

overseer

noun supervisor, manager, chief, boss (informal), master, inspector, superior, administrator, steward, superintendent, gaffer (informal, chiefly Brit.), foreman, super (informal), baas (S. African) Officials agreed to appoint a federal overseer to run the agency's daily business.

overseer

noun
Someone who directs and supervises workers:
Informal: straw boss.
Slang: chief.
Translations
مُراقِب، مُشْرِف
tilsynsførende
eftirlitsmaîur
denetçinezaretçi

overseer

[ˌəʊvəsɪəʳ] N (= foreman) → capataz mf; (= supervisor) → supervisor(a) m/f

overseer

[ˈəʊvərsiːər] n (in factory)contremaître m

overseer

[ˈəʊvəˌsɪəʳ] nsorvegliante m/f; (foreman) → caposquadra m

oversee

(əuvəˈsiː) past tense ˌoverˈsaw (-ˈsoː) : past participle ˌoverˈseen verb
to supervise. He oversees production at the factory.
overseer (ˈəuvəsiə) noun
The overseer reported her for being late.
References in classic literature ?
Besides all, he had an overseer,--great, tall, slab-sided, two-fisted renegade son of Vermont--(begging your pardon),--who had gone through a regular apprenticeship in hardness and brutality and taken his degree to be admitted to practice.
Dat woman warn't satisfied even wid dat, but she worked up de overseer ag'in' me, she 'uz dat jealous en hateful; so de overseer he had me out befo' day in de mawnin's en worked me de whole long day as long as dey'uz any light to see by; en many's de lashin's I got 'ca'se I couldn't come up to de work o' de stronges'.
In the course of his Narrative, he relates two in- stances of murderous cruelty,--in one of which a planter deliberately shot a slave belonging to a neigh- boring plantation, who had unintentionally gotten within his lordly domain in quest of fish; and in the other, an overseer blew out the brains of a slave who had fled to a stream of water to escape a bloody scourging.
They brought three or four shillings a week sometimes to their fond parents; and they were very quick-fingered little creatures, and stuck intensely to their work, as the overseer always hit them when they looked up or--"
The overseer would not have objected, while he was about it, to have made some improvements in the garden, but the count had positively forbidden it to be touched.
Freely was becoming a person of influence in the parish; he was found useful as an overseer of the poor, having great firmness in enduring other people's pain, which firmness, he said, was due to his great benevolence; he always did what was good for people in the end.
The latter had embrasures, and the overseer of the works called successively men who, with cords, tied the saucissons and cut the lozenges and right angles of turfs destined to retain the matting of the embrasures.
There we stood and shrieked with laughter over the gems that were ours, which had been found for /us/ thousands of years ago by the patient delvers in the great hole yonder, and stored for /us/ by Solomon's long-dead overseer, whose name, perchance, was written in the characters stamped on the faded wax that yet adhered to the lids of the chest.
I had a plantation on the peninsula, and I wanted a white overseer.
Mars' Billy" had begged for mercy in the case of others when the overseer or master was thrashing them.
he asked his overseer, a venerable man, resembling his master in manners and looks, who was accompanying him back to the house.
Mawmsey was not only an overseer (it was about a question of outdoor pay that he was having an interview with Lydgate), he was also asthmatic and had an increasing family: thus, from a medical point of view, as well as from his own, he was an important man; indeed, an exceptional grocer, whose hair was arranged in a flame-like pyramid, and whose retail deference was of the cordial, encouraging kind--jocosely complimentary, and with a certain considerate abstinence from letting out the full force of his mind.