Definition of Inspector

1. Noun. A high ranking police officer.

Generic synonyms: Officer, Police Officer, Policeman
Derivative terms: Inspectorship



2. Noun. An investigator who observes carefully. "The examiner searched for clues"
Exact synonyms: Examiner
Specialized synonyms: Bank Examiner, Checker, Scrutiniser, Scrutinizer, Canvasser, Scrutineer
Generic synonyms: Investigator
Derivative terms: Examine, Inspect, Inspectorship

Definition of Inspector

1. n. One who inspects, views, or oversees; one to whom the supervision of any work is committed; one who makes an official view or examination, as a military or civil officer; a superintendent; a supervisor; an overseer.

Definition of Inspector

1. Noun. a person employed to inspect something ¹

2. Noun. (law enforcement) a police officer ranking below superintendent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inspector

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Inspector

1. One who inspects, views, or oversees; one to whom the supervision of any work is committed; one who makes an official view or examination, as a military or civil officer; a superintendent; a supervisor; an overseer. Inspector general, a staff officer of an army, whose duties are those of inspection, and embrace everything relative to organization, recruiting, discharge, administration, accountability for money and property, instruction, police, and discipline. Origin: L., cf. F. Inspecteur. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inspector

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inspectability
inspectable
inspected
inspecter
inspecters
inspecting
inspectingly
inspection
inspection and repair
inspection pit
inspectional
inspections
inspective
inspector (current term)
inspector general
inspectorate
inspectorates
inspectorial
inspectors
inspectorship
inspectorships
inspectour
inspectress
inspectresses
inspects
inspersion
inspersions
inspeximus

Literary usage of Inspector

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1. Report by New South Wales Dept. of Education (1893)
"136 ,, C. District-inspector W. Dwyer's Report . ... 165 B. inspector Sheehy's Report • 173 Q. inspector Willis' Report 171 S. inspector ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1910)
"Diagr. of Powderly Mine showing how ventilated, etc, (6 AR inspector of ... (8 AR inspector of mines 1890/1: 82- 87.) Tate Slope Explosion See Accidents. ..."

3. Report ...by New South Wales Dept. of Education by New South Wales Dept. of Education (1894)
"152 B. inspector Nolan's Report 158 Q. District-inspector Cooper's Report 153 T. inspector Dune's Report 161 8. inspector Sheehy's Report . ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The inspector or his deputies shall at least once each year inspect all nurseries and ... It shall be unlawful to deny such access to the inspector or his ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1885)
"While some threw down their scythes and followed him, others ran back to the house of the brigade inspector near by. There the Mingo Creek regiment had ..."

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