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 ?
I had a plantation on the peninsula, and I wanted a white overseer.
In another field, beyond the pasture, a dozen slaves were at work under an overseer.
he asked his overseer, a venerable man, resembling his master in manners and looks, who was accompanying him back to the house.
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.
The overseer lives with them, and has a loaded revolver in his pocket and a savage dog at his heels.
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.
If he could have known that he was an orphan, left to the tender mercies of church-wardens and overseers, perhaps he would have cried the louder.
The same order which I have directed here should be observed also in the country; for there also their magistrates such as the surveyors of the woods and overseers of the grounds, must necessarily have their common tables and their towers, for the purpose of protection against an enemy.
The answers were all based on official data furnished by governors and heads of churches, and founded on the reports of district magistrates and ecclesiastical superintendents, founded in their turn on the reports of parochial overseers and parish priests; and so all of these answers were unhesitating and certain.
There were no cruel overseers set to watch them, and no one to rebuke them or to find fault with them.
He had chosen overseers with that swift and intuitive insight into character which in his case amounted almost to genius.