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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [soo-per-vahy-zer]
    • /ˈsu pərˌvaɪ zər/
    • /ˈsuː.pə.vaɪ.zər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [soo-per-vahy-zer]
    • /ˈsu pərˌvaɪ zər/

Definitions of supervisor word

  • noun supervisor a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent. 1
  • noun supervisor Education. an official responsible for assisting teachers in the preparation of syllabuses, in devising teaching methods, etc., in a department of instruction, especially in public schools. 1
  • noun supervisor (in some U.S. states) the chief elected administrative officer of a township, who is often also a member of the governing board of the county. 1
  • noun supervisor manager, overseer 1
  • noun supervisor person who oversees work of a postgraduate student 1
  • countable noun supervisor A supervisor is a person who supervises activities or people, especially workers or students. 0

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Origin of supervisor

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin supervīsor, equivalent to supervid-, stem of supervidēre to supervise + -tor -tor, with dt > s

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Parts of speech for Supervisor


supervisor popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

supervisor usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for supervisor

noun supervisor

  • abecedary — abecedarian.
  • administrator — An administrator is a person whose job involves helping to organize and supervise the way that an organization or institution functions.
  • babysitter — to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away.
  • big gun — If you refer to someone as a big gun, you mean that they have a lot of power or influence.
  • big guns — an influential or important person or thing: He's a big gun in science.

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