1. [syn: supervision, supervising, superintendence, oversight]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Supervise \Su`per*vise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supervised; p.
pr. & vb. n. Supervising.] [Pref. super- + L. visere to
look at attentively, to view, surely, intens. from videre,
visum, to see. Cf. Survise, and Survey.]
1. To oversee for direction; to superintend; to inspect with
authority; as, to supervise the construction of a steam
engine, or the printing of a book.
2. To look over so as to read; to peruse. [Obs.] --Shak.
Syn: See Superintend.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: management by overseeing the performance or operation of a
person or group [syn: supervision, supervising,