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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.
References in classic literature ?
Superintendent Seegrave, of your local police force, and two of his men.
Ten minutes later, to our infinite relief; Superintendent Seegrave arrived at the house.
I saw the superintendent himself, in a private office so fine that it almost stunned me.
But," said the superintendent, "as you and I have already agreed, you must begin at the bottom.
The superintendent of police, who had that morning by Count Rostopchin's orders to burn the barges and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.
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.
As he spoke or thought thus, the door opened, and the superintendent of the finances, Fouquet, appeared before his nominal master.
Prepared in this manner, the superintendent arrived at the Bastile; he had traveled at the rate of five leagues and a half the hour.
WHILE a Division Superintendent of a railway was attending closely to his business of placing obstructions on the track and tampering with the switches he received word that the President of the road was about to discharge him for incompetency.
To which the superintendent replied that he might safely trust Durham's for that--they proposed to teach these unions a lesson, and most of all those foremen who had gone back on them.
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.
Another man at table who had swallowed the same bait was the superintendent of the Pacific Coast agencies for the Asa Bicycle Company.

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