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Definition of "superintendent" []

  • A person who has the authority to supervise or direct. (noun)
  • A janitor or custodian in a building, especially in an apartment house. (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.

Use "superintendent" in a sentence
  • "The highest school officer is the _state superintendent of common schools_, or, as he is sometimes called, _superintendent of public instruction_."
  • "He said, per Jonathan's tweets, "Having somebody like Michelle Rhee no longer be superintendent is a step backwards" ..."
  • "In November he called a superintendent and school board members greedy and arrogant, and last week he went after a mayor who complained about the state's response to the blizzard."