Meaning of SUPERVISOR in English

ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌvīzə(r) also ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from supervisus + Latin -or

1. : one that supervises a person, group, department, organization, or operation: as

a. : such a person having authority delegated by an employer to hire, transfer, suspend, recall, promote, assign, or discharge another employee or to recommend such action

b. : the popularly elected chief administrative official of a township or other county subdivision in some states of the United States

c. : roadmaster 1

d. : an officer of a school system who assists and supervises teachers in curriculum planning and methods of instruction or in the teaching of a special subject

supervisor of music

art supervisor

2. obsolete : onlooker , spectator

3. archaic : one who reads over especially a book for correction : reviser

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