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su·per·in·ten·dent

 (so͞o′pər-ĭn-tĕn′dənt, so͞o′prĭn-)
n.
1. Abbr. Supt. A person who has the authority to supervise or direct.
2. A janitor or custodian in a building, especially in an apartment house.

su′per·in·ten′dent adj.

superintendent

(ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛndənt; ˌsuːprɪn-)
n
1. (Professions) a person who directs and manages an organization, office, etc
2. (Law) (in Britain) a senior police officer higher in rank than an inspector but lower than a chief superintendent
3. (Law) (in the US) the head of a police department
4. (Building) chiefly US and Canadian a caretaker, esp of a block of apartments
adj
of or relating to supervision; superintending
[C16: from Church Latin superintendens overseeing]

su•per•in•tend•ent

(ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛn dənt, ˌsu prɪn-)

n.
1. a person who oversees or directs some work, district, etc.; supervisor.
2. a person who is in charge of maintenance and repairs of an apartment house; custodian.
adj.
3. superintending.
[1545–55; < Medieval Latin superintendent-, s. of superintendēns, present participle of superintendere to superintend]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superintendent - a person who directs and manages an organizationsuperintendent - 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
2.superintendent - a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
caretaker - a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)

superintendent

noun
1. supervisor, director, manager, chief, governor, inspector, administrator, conductor, controller, overseer He became superintendent of the bank's East African branches.
2. (U.S.) warden, caretaker, curator, keeper, porter, custodian, watchman, janitor, concierge He lost his job as a building superintendent.

superintendent

noun
Someone who directs and supervises workers:
Informal: straw boss.
Slang: chief.
Translations
شُرْطي فَوْق ضابِط التَّحْقيق الرَّئيسيمُراقِب، مُناظِر، مُشْرِف
-kaředitelsuperintendant
forstanderpolitikommissær
fõfelügyelõrendőrfőnök
aîstoîaryfirlögreglustjóriumsjónarmaîur, forstöîumaîur
superintendant

superintendent

[ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendənt] N [of institution, orphanage] → director(a) m/f; (in swimming pool) → vigilante mf (US) (= porter) → conserje mf
police superintendent (Brit) → subjefe mf de policía (US) → superintendente mf

superintendent

[ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛndənt] n
(= director) [institution, department] → directeur/trice m/f
(British) (POLICE)commissaire mf
(US) (= caretaker) [school, apartment building] → concierge mf

superintendent

nAufsicht f; (US: in building) → Hausmeister(in) m(f); (in swimming pool) → Bademeister(in) m(f); (of hostel, Sunday school etc)Leiter(in) m(f); (of police, Brit) → ˜ Kommissar(in) m(f); (US) → ˜ Polizeipräsident(in) m(f)

superintendent

[ˌsuːprɪnˈtɛndənt] nsoprintendente m/f, direttore/trice (Police) → commissario (capo) di Pubblica Sicurezza

superintend

(suːpərinˈtend) verb
to supervise. An adult should be present to superintend the children's activities.
ˌsuperinˈtendence noun
He placed his estate under the superintendence of a manager.
ˌsuperinˈtendent noun
1. a person who superintends something, or is in charge of an institution, building etc. the superintendent of a hospital.
2. (abbreviation super ; often abbreviated to Supt when written) a police officer of the rank above chief inspector.
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The superintendent of the asylum and some of his help- ers came in and stood about looking sheepish.
Conspicuous among the dusty passengers, the two pretty and youthful faces of the daughters of Philip Carr, mining superintendent and engineer, looked from the windows with no little anxiety towards their future home in the straggling settlement below, that occasionally came in view at the turns of the long zigzagging road.
She was now housekeeper and was also acting for the time as superintendent to the little girl, of whom, without children of her own, she was, by good luck, extremely fond.
After Jurgis had been there awhile he would know that the plants were simply honeycombed with rottenness of that sort--the bosses grafted off the men, and they grafted off each other; and some day the superintendent would find out about the boss, and then he would graft off the boss.
I've brought a petition, signed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and all the teachers, and by more than two hundred other people.
Ten blue tickets equalled a red one, and could be exchanged for it; ten red tickets equalled a yellow one; for ten yellow tickets the superintendent gave a very plainly bound Bible (worth forty cents in those easy times) to the pupil.
My master was Colonel Lloyd's clerk and superintendent.
Brocklehurst, I believe I intimated in the letter which I wrote to you three weeks ago, that this little girl has not quite the character and disposition I could wish: should you admit her into Lowood school, I should be glad if the superintendent and teachers were requested to keep a strict eye on her, and, above all, to guard against her worst fault, a tendency to deceit.
And if a superintendent is wanted on the next occasion, she has kindly promised to say a good word for me.
Out of the value thus created by them, they were to recoup him for what he supplied them with: rent, shelter, gas, water, machinery, raw cotton--everything, and to pay him for his own services as superintendent, manager, and salesman.
Not even when you arsked me sarcastic like if I'd like you to arsk the Superintendent if you might arsk me questions.
Two days afterward these same magistrates appeared before the cardinal and their spokesman addressed Mazarin with so much fearlessness and determination that the minister was astounded and sent the deputation away with the same answer as it had received from the Duke of Orleans -- that he would see what could be done; and in accordance with that intention a council of state was assembled and the superintendent of finance was summoned.

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