A supervisor is the person in charge at your job, who monitors you as you work. Your supervisor prepared you for the world of sneaker sales, and makes sure you don't give them away free to your friends.

To supervise means to oversee, so a supervisor is someone whose job it is to oversee everyone else as they work. If you're the supervisor of a big kitchen, you probably won't spend time chopping onions, but instead wander around making sure everyone has their hair back and is using the right ingredients and working quickly. Sometimes in very complex problems, a whole organization can be a supervisor, like a city department that oversees the police.

Definitions of supervisor

n one who supervises or has charge and direction of

Harley Granville-Barker
English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
Elia Kazanjoglous
United States stage and screen director (born in Turkey) and believer in method acting (1909-2003)
Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky
Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
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bell captain
the supervisor of bellboys in a hotel
counsellor, counselor
someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
den mother
someone who plays the role of a den mother
director, theater director, theatre director
someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
boss, chief, foreman, gaffer, honcho
a person who exercises control over workers
a woman in charge of a group of workers
overseer, superintendent
a person who directs and manages an organization
a Japanese supervisor
monitor, proctor
someone who supervises (an examination)
director of research, research director
a supervisor in a research center
stage manager, stager
someone who supervises the physical aspects in the production of a show and who is in charge of the stage when the show is being performed
system administrator
a person in charge of managing and maintaining a computer system of telecommunication system (as for a business or institution)
someone who imposes hard or continuous work
trail boss
the person responsible for driving a herd of cattle
South African term for `boss'
the foreman of a work gang
someone who watches examination candidates to prevent cheating
a harshly demanding overseer
school superintendent
the superintendent of a school system
slave driver
a supervisor of slaves at work
stage director
someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a stage show
assistant foreman, straw boss
a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
a woman taskmaster
Type of:
higher-up, superior, superordinate
one of greater rank or station or quality

n a program that controls the execution of other programs

executive program, supervisory program
Type of:
computer program, computer programme, program, programme
(computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

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