Definition of supervisor in US English:

supervisor

noun

  • A person who supervises a person or an activity.

    • ‘At one school, eight outside supervisors were needed to supervise and substitute.’
    • ‘Line supervisors were charged with keeping each piece of equipment and each worker fully utilized.’
    • ‘It's also helpful to create and constantly update a tracking system to keep account of which supervisors have completed training - and when.’
    • ‘In addition, it is expected that supervisory skills are limited and few supervisors received training in how to manage people.’
    • ‘Higher-level managers often spot-quiz supervisors about their new employees: What are his hobbies?’
    • ‘They were mainly telesales people and call centre supervisors who moved into business development and sales management roles.’
    • ‘I also feel frustration when I have to report to, and through many layers of, supervisors, vice presidents, etc. who aren't that bright.’
    • ‘Restaurant supervisors start on about €19,000 moving up to €25,000, depending on their experience and place of work.’
    • ‘The supervisor said that the employees were correct in their response, and to do otherwise would have been beyond the scope of their authority.’
    • ‘Both supervisors and employees should be educated to look for signs of potential problems.’
    • ‘Bank supervisors, through lax supervision, had become instruments of this policy of propping up favored borrowers.’
    • ‘Every cubicle is occupied, by designers, supervisors, and accountants.’
    • ‘He said to this end training of magistrates, investigators, bankers and supervisors has been on-going, and anti-money laundering television programmes have been conducted to try and raise the levels of awareness.’
    • ‘Here's what's surprising to me: 27 percent had come to the attention of supervisors for suspicious activities prior to the crime they were caught committing.’
    • ‘Employees expect supervisors and managers to set an example.’
    • ‘In some cases, court decisions, legislative action, or other informal influences have undermined supervisors.’
    • ‘This result corresponds with the presumed deficit in supervisory training of agricultural supervisors and managers and the results of this study.’
    • ‘Still, there are precious few companies that pay significant attention to how their employees feel about their supervisors, or recognize how important that can be.’
    • ‘As difficult as it may be, have a candid conversation with your supervisor about your schedule and ways to recharge your battery.’
    • ‘Positive discipline is a mutual problem solving approach in which the supervisor and employee try to reach agreement on how to resolve the issue.’
    manager, director, administrator, overseer, controller, boss, chief, superintendent, inspector, head, governor, superior, organizer, conductor, steward, foreman, ganger
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Pronunciation

supervisor

/ˈsupərˌvaɪzər//ˈso͞opərˌvīzər/