Definition of "monitor" []

  • One that admonishes, cautions, or reminds, especially with respect to matters of conduct. (noun)
  • A pupil who assists a teacher in routine duties. (noun)
  • A usually electronic device used to record, regulate, or control a process or system. (noun)
  • A receiver, such as a screen or speaker, that is used to check the quality or content of an electronic transmission: followed the broadcast on the television monitor. (noun)
  • Computer Science A device that accepts video signals from a computer and displays information on a screen; a video display. (noun)
  • A person or piece of equipment that warns, checks, controls, or keeps a continuous record of something (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A senior pupil with various supervisory duties (noun)
  • A pupil assisting a teacher in classroom organization, etc (noun)
  • A television screen used to display certain kinds of information in a television studio, airport, etc (noun)
  • The unit in a desk computer that contains the screen (noun)
  • A loudspeaker used in a recording studio control room to determine quality or balance (noun)
  • A loudspeaker used on stage to enable musicians to hear themselves (noun)
  • A device for controlling the direction of a water jet in fire fighting (noun)
  • Any large predatory lizard of the genus Varanus and family Varanidae, inhabiting warm regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia (noun)
  • A nozzle for directing a high-pressure jet of water at the material to be excavated (noun)
  • (formerly) a small heavily armoured shallow-draught warship used for coastal assault (noun)
  • To act as a monitor of (verb)
  • To observe or record (the activity or performance) of (an engine or other device) (verb)
  • To check (the technical quality of) (a radio or television broadcast) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "monitor" in a sentence
  • "[32] ‮ الضب ‬, _Thob_ -- monitor: probably, _monitor pulchra_."
  • "For over 50 years, the generic term "monitor" has meant only a display device - usually a high quality display device but more so, the term monitor has meant no tuner included."
  • "Because the monitor is made of glass and glass is reflective, make sure the light doesn't reflect off the monitor from the camera angle."