superintendent

Definitions

  • the Dwarf Khnumhotpu, Superintendent of The Royal Linen
    the Dwarf Khnumhotpu, Superintendent of The Royal Linen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n superintendent a person who directs and manages an organization
    • n superintendent a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Superintendent 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.
    • a Superintendent Overseeing; superintending.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • superintendent Superintending.
    • n superintendent One who superintends, or has the oversight and charge of something with the power of direction: as, the superintendent of an almshouse; the superintendent of customs or finance; a superintendent of police.
    • n superintendent In certain Protestant churches, a clergyman exercising supervision over the church and clergy of a district, but not claiming episcopal authority; in the English Wesleyan Church, an officer who has charge of a circuit, and presides as chief pastor in all circuit courts.
    • n superintendent The commanding officer of various military or naval institutions, as the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
    • n superintendent An officer who has charge of some specific service: as, the superintendent of the recruiting service. Synonyms Inspector, overseer, supervisor, manager, director, curator.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Superintendent superintending
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Quotations

  • Bette Davis
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    “The act of sex, gratifying as it may be, is God's joke on humanity. It is man's last desperate stand at superintendency.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. superintendant, F. surintendant,. Cf. Surintendant

Usage

In literature:

The agent came on unusually early and endeavored to arrange for a light engine to carry the superintendent back to the Junction.
"The Last Spike" by Cy Warman
A.A. FOLSOM, Superintendent B.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
The superintendent was puzzled and showed it.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
To judge this, make it a point to meet the local school superintendent.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Frequent telegraphic communication was necessary between him and his superior, Mr. Lombaert, general superintendent at Altoona.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
It was there that I met Superintendent Wainwright.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
Morris was superintending the unpacking of piece goods in the cutting-room when Abe darted upstairs.
"Potash & Perlmutter" by Montague Glass
He also superintended the building of an important wall by the river bank in the lower town.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
The poor Superintendent was speechless!
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
My first superintendent did not approve of my plan.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
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In poetry:

Over your breasts we will together contend:
since as glowingly shining they've ripened,
so also your hands desire to touch them
and their own pleasure superintend.
"Greek Love-Talk" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Our Superintendent superintend;
On him Thy special blessings send,
And guide him in the way;
Enrich our Treasurer with Thy grace,
So that he may adorn the place,
He fills so well to-day.
"Anniversary Hymn" by David John Scott
And so he did; but promptly came
Forth one, of good report--
"Our Superintendent" is his name--
Who tries to "hold the fort"
With wisdom, tact, and rare good sense,
In this, his first experience.
"Without A Minister" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Here's a missive from the National Park Service's Jon James, acting superintendent of George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Carlinda Purcell, superintendent of the Reading School District, during the community meeting Wednesday night at the Citadel intermediate high school.
Rider has been superintendent at Brandywine since 2003.
The depth and breadth of her volunteer activities in the classroom, on site councils, for the Blue & White Foundation, on the Superintendent's Parent Advisory Committee, etc.
Bushnell -Prairie City superintendent.
Harry La Cava Indian River County Schools Superintendent.
Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones traded in his suit and tie for a neon vest on the first day of classes.
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This Viewpoint was submitted by Ronald Fuller, superintendent of KRESA.
Mike Nerland is the Camas School District superintendent.
The board plans to enter into executive session to review the qualifications of those who have applied to be the district's next superintendent.
"Fish season begins right now," hatchery superintendent Morton Pugh said.
Warner Unified School District trustees have appointed Don Haught as interim superintendent, following the leave of Dr Ron Koenig, who was superintendent since January 2008.
No information is available about why Koenig is no longer superintendent.
Hazelwood shuffles administrators after superintendent's firing.
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In science:

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Additive functionals on random search trees
Stegun, Handbook of mathematical functions with formulas, graphs, and mathematical tables, National Bureau of Standards Applied Mathematics Series, vol. 55, For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Moderate deviations via cumulants
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
On the Maximum of Random Variables on Product Spaces
Stegun, Handbook of mathematical functions with formulas, graphs, and mathematical tables, National Bureau of Standards Applied Mathematics Series, vol. 55, For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
On a theorem of Livsic
Regional tourism experts, including the superintendent of Mt.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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