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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Someone who is in charge of a project, group of workers etc, and who makes sure that the job is done properly.

Usage examples (33)
  • He was asked to be the overseer of the project.
  • When they were fairly out of sight of the troopers, she called the overseer to the side of the coach.
  • And their bailiff, a serf, or some overseer from the German natives, gets the peasant under his thumb again.
  • "There is a word 'overseer' -- slaves have them," he said cautiously. for more
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