• WordNet 3.6
    • n overseer a person who directs and manages an organization
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Overseer One who oversees; a superintendent; a supervisor; as, an overseer of a mill; specifically, one or certain public officers; as, an overseer of the poor; an overseer of highways.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overseer One who overlooks; a superintendent; a supervisor; one who has the care or superintendence of any matter.
    • n overseer Specifically, one who oversees or superintends workmen, especially slaves; one who has charge, under the owner or manager, of the work on a plantation, or, in Australia, on a station.
    • n overseer A reviser; a critic.
    • n overseer An executor or an adviser to an executor, formerly sometimes named in wills.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Overseer one who oversees: a superintendent: an officer who has the care of the poor, and other duties, such as making out lists of voters, of persons who have not paid rates, &c.: one who manages a plantation of slaves:
    • n Overseer (obs.) a critic
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In literature:

Sambo, who was the overseer of the party, was the first to dash up to the middle in the water.
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
And she has made him overseer; that seems queer to others besides me.
"Modern Icelandic Plays" by Jóhann Sigurjónsson
I will see Mr. Fuller, the overseer, who will assign you a place.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
Churchwardens and Overseers, we can count on every man.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He had no recollection of having asked the overseer for anything.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
The overseer stalked about with a military cane, and was not sparing of its use.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
I never had an overseer who got so much work out of the hands.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
John Woodfox wus de main overseer and his son-in-law wus a overseer.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
JAMES BENNETT was placed under the care of J. Kent, by the churchwardens and overseers of Buxhall, Suffolk.
"Observations on the Causes, Symptoms, and Nature of Scrofula or King's Evil, Scurvy, and Cancer" by John Kent
At length, when the overseer appeared, Nicolas Coelho requested that a boat might be prepared to take him back to the ship.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

In poetry:

The lovers shock'd, with sighs and tears
Pierce every heart but overseers.
For hearts united just like these
Can never separate with ease.
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
Wrought was she of a painter's dream,—
Wise only as are artists wise,
My artist-friend, Rolf Herschkelhiem,
With deep sad eyes of oversize,
And face of melancholy guise.
"Orlie Wilde" by James Whitcomb Riley
It happen'd on a luckless day,
When life's sweet stream had no allay,
William and Hannah careless sat,
Amus'd with inoffensive chat,
A sudden voice approach'd the room;
"The overseers of Hinckley come!"
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
On our field hands thou lookest, too—
A sort of nightly overseer—
Canst find no other work to do?
I tell thee, thou'rt not wanted here;
So, pray, shine only on the oceans,
Thou number one of 'Northern notions.'
"Slaveholder's Address To The North Star" by John Pierpont
No more again shall it be granted
To southern overseers to rule—
No more will pilgrims' sons be taunted
With cringing low in slavery's school.
So clear the way for Freedom's car—
The free shall rule!—hurrah, hurrah!
"Emancipation Song" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

She stood a few feet in front of me with an oversized shopping cart, her daughter in a matching purple sweat suit by her side.
Oversized burritos reportedly were born in East Los Angeles, and (Bill) Maciel spent a number of years in California.
Oversized Expectations for Newly Public Companies.
Checkout this oversized mousetrap just to do what.
A boy uses oversized rain boots to try to keep dry in the storm.
The oversized, classic bag is essential for the working woman.
Some drivers complained that they were late getting to work Tuesday morning, as rush-hour traffic was slowed on Haleakala Highway while police traffic officers stopped oversized vehicles and ones with illegally tinted windows.
A few boxes of crackers and an oversized can of water chestnuts line the pantry shelves at the Salvation Army headquarters in Eureka.
Actually, the curse began earlier, when a Titans punter hit the oversized scoreboard during a preseason game.
Marilynn Jordan wears an oversized faux mustache for the inaugural Stache Dash run at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa Sunday.
A Wabash-based company that relocates oversized factory machinery won a partial victory in the Indiana Tax Court Tuesday.
An oversized LED bulb is suspended within the center of the fixture to make it the ultimate shadow play pendant.
The company also said Friday that fees on early check-in and oversized bags are going up.
Governor Branstad has signed a disaster emergency proclamation that allows the transportation of oversized and overweight loads.
D on we now our oversized sweatpants.

In science:

Note that now there can be at most 2N − 1 oversized users.
Spreading Code and Widely-Linear Receiver Design: Non-Cooperative Games for Wireless CDMA Networks
Accordingly, denoting by KL and KWL the sets of oversized users in the linear and WL case respectively, we have the relation KL j KWL .
Spreading Code and Widely-Linear Receiver Design: Non-Cooperative Games for Wireless CDMA Networks
Of course, having more oversized users is a good occurrence, since more users will have orthogonal channels.
Spreading Code and Widely-Linear Receiver Design: Non-Cooperative Games for Wireless CDMA Networks
It is easy to see that the two users with the largest powers are oversized .
Spreading Code and Widely-Linear Receiver Design: Non-Cooperative Games for Wireless CDMA Networks
Mechanisms for handling oversized packets like IP fragmentation, PMTUD or PLPMTUD are needed and used in network scenarios where in the end-to-end path intermediate links have smaller MTUs than the MTU of the end links.
Steganography in Handling Oversized IP Packets