Definition of administrator in English:

administrator

noun

  • 1A person responsible for running a business, organization, etc.

    • ‘She noted that institution administrators are responsible for ensuring evacuation and other safety measures.’
    • ‘His wife Tracey, 42, a hospital administrator, speaks to him most mornings by telephone.’
    • ‘By day she juggles motherhood with her job as an administrator at Chippenham Hospital.’
    • ‘One of our camp administrators has the responsibility for providing support for our international group.’
    • ‘Hospital administrators are looking for more ways to contract out even more treatment functions to private companies.’
    • ‘I know there must be some reason why the policemen nearby, the market administrator or whomever responsible for this street never stop them.’
    • ‘He says that, after a few days, hospital administrators said it was time for him to go.’
    • ‘Responsible administrators should conduct an inquiry into such things and see that necessary reforms are made.’
    • ‘Yesterday she spoke with Health Minister Damian Greaves who directed her to the hospital administrator.’
    • ‘He didn't make stewardship the responsibility of the church administrator or some committee; he just did it.’
    • ‘But hospital administrators told them yesterday that the breaches had been a mistake.’
    • ‘It says hospital administrators publicly repeated the same claims.’
    • ‘In Plymouth, Derriford Hospital is making 90 administrators redundant to save money.’
    • ‘A female administrator at Queen Mary Hospital was excused by the defense because she was acquainted with some of the witnesses.’
    • ‘I lived in the hospital accommodation while I was there, and every morning I would go down to breakfast and the hospital administrator would be there.’
    • ‘The Sandton business improvement administrators have brought cleanliness and security to the area.’
    • ‘Our nurse had phoned the director of the maternity unit and the hospital administrator on call.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, city administrators will carry out a further survey in order to create a master plan for the artificial coral reefs.’
    • ‘However, the administrator responsible for filing the incident sheets was on extended sick leave.’
    • ‘In contrast, the previous provincial superior of Community B had been a hospital administrator.’
    manager, director, managing director, executive, chief executive, controller, chair, chairperson, chairman, chairwoman, head, boss, chief, principal, official, leader, governor, premier, president, superintendent, supervisor, employer, proprietor
    gaffer, kingpin, top dog, bigwig, numero uno, mister big, honcho, head honcho
    big wheel
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    1. 1.1Law
      A person legally appointed to manage and dispose of the estate of an intestate, deceased person, debtor, or other individual, or of an insolvent company.
      • ‘Last year his widow sought a High Court order making her administrator of his estate to allow her to collect any cash.’
      • ‘An administrator - a licensed insolvency practitioner - is appointed to run the club.’
      • ‘If there's no will in place then there's a process for appointing an administrator, and the administrator takes over.’
      • ‘Nobody has any statutory power to appoint an executor or administrator of a will, except a testator, sir.’
      • ‘Under insolvency law, administrators are not obliged to honour vouchers bought before their appointment.’
    2. 1.2A person who performs official duties in some sphere, especially dealing out punishment or giving a religious sacrament.
      ‘administrators of justice’

Pronunciation:

administrator

/ədˈminəˌstrādər/