AskDefine | Define superintendent

Dictionary Definition



1 a person who directs and manages an organization [syn: overseer]
2 a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector [syn: super]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • italbrac US /ˌsjuːpərɪnˈtɛndənt/ or /ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛndənt/


  1. A person who is authorized to supervise, direct or administer something.
  2. In the context of "mostly|US": A janitor.



a person who is authorized to supervise, direct or administer something

Extensive Definition

Superintendent may refer to:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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