Definition of Superintendent

1. Noun. A person who directs and manages an organization.

Exact synonyms: Overseer
Specialized synonyms: Ramrod, School Superintendent
Generic synonyms: Supervisor
Derivative terms: Oversee, Superintend



2. Noun. A caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector.
Exact synonyms: Super
Generic synonyms: Caretaker

Definition of Superintendent

1. a. Overseeing; superintending.

2. n. One who has the oversight and charge of some place, institution, or organization, affairs, etc., with the power of direction; as, the superintendent of an almshouse; the superintendent of public works.

Definition of Superintendent

1. Noun. A person who is authorized to supervise, direct or administer something. ¹

2. Noun. A police rank used in Commonwealth countries, ranking above chief inspector, and below chief superintendent ¹

3. Noun. The manager of a building, usually a communal residence, who is responsible for keeping the facilities functional and often collecting rent or similar payments, either as also the building's landlord or on behalf of same. Often abbreviated "super". ¹

4. Noun. (Chiefly American English) A janitor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superintendent

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Literary usage of Superintendent

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1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1885)
"Newman, Mrs. Angie F., State superintendent Jail and Prison Work of WCTU, ... Ring, CA, MD, superintendent Insane Department of Erie County Almshouse, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In the latter State the office of county superintendent was created in 1854. Popular indignation rose to so high a pitch over the ..."

3. Code of Federal Regulations, Containing a Codification of Documents of by Federal Register Division, United States Federal Register Division, United States (1907)
"47, 745 Amount received therefor $5, 388. 28 All Government publications copies.. 75828 Amount received therefor $16, 495.88 REPRINTS BY THE superintendent ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1886)
"AH, superintendent Indiana Soldiers' Orphans' Home and Asylum for Feeble-minded ... Pierce, SW, superintendent Soldiers' Orphan Home and Home for Indigent ..."

5. Journal by Pennsylvania General Assembly. Senate (1916)
"providing for the appointment of a superintendent thereof, together with the officers and men who shall constitute the force; defining their powers and ..."

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