superintendent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “superintendent” in the English Dictionary

"superintendent" in British English

See all translations

superintendentnoun [C]

uk   /ˌsuː.pə.rɪnˈten.dənt/ us   /ˌsuː.pə.pɚ.ɪnˈten.dənt/
(Definition of superintendent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"superintendent" in American English

See all translations

superintendentnoun [C]

us   /ˌsu·pər·ɪnˈten·dənt, ˌsu·prɪn-/
  • superintendent noun [C] (PERSON IN CHARGE)

a person who is in charge of work done and who manages the employees in a particular office, department, or area: She was appointed superintendent of schools in Tacoma, Washington.
  • superintendent noun [C] (BUILDING MANAGER)

short form super a person in charge of keeping a building in good condition: Ask the superintendent to check the boiler – we’re not getting any hot water.
(Definition of superintendent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"superintendent" in Business English

See all translations

superintendentnoun [C]

uk   /ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendənt/ us  
GOVERNMENT in the US, someone in charge of a government department or official activity or process, who makes sure that rules and laws are obeyed: superintendent of sth She is currently serving as superintendent of the Kansas City School District. assistant/associate/deputy superintendent a state/school/building superintendent
in the UK, a police officer who has a high rank: a police superintendent
(Definition of superintendent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of superintendent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“superintendent” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunburned

Sunburned skin has become red and sore by being in the strong heat of the sun for too long, or is very suntanned.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More