Pronunciation: (sOO"pur-in-ten'dunt, sOO"prin-),[key] —n. 1. a person who oversees or directs some work, enterprise, establishment, organization, district, etc.; supervisor.
2. a person who is in charge of maintenance and repairs of an apartment house; custodian.
3. a high-ranking police officer, esp. a chief of police or an officer ranking next above an inspector.