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ADMINISTRATOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does administrator mean? 

ADMINISTRATOR (noun)
  The noun ADMINISTRATOR has 3 senses:

1. someone who administers a business
2. the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor
3. someone who manages a government agency or department

  Familiarity information: ADMINISTRATOR used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADMINISTRATOR (noun)


Sense 1administrator [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who administers a business

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

administrator; decision maker

Hypernyms ("administrator" is a kind of...):

chief; head; top dog (a person who is in charge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "administrator"):

security director (head of a private security force working for a business or industry)

land agent (a person who administers a landed estate)

hosteller; hotel manager; hotelier; hotelkeeper; hotelman (an owner or manager of hotels)

executive; executive director (a person responsible for the administration of a business)

director; manager; managing director (someone who controls resources and expenditures)

academic administrator (an administrator in a college or university)

vice chancellor (a deputy or assistant to someone bearing the title of chancellor)


Sense 2administrator [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("administrator" is a kind of...):

fiduciary (a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary)


Sense 3administrator [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who manages a government agency or department

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

administrator; executive

Hypernyms ("administrator" is a kind of...):

chief; head; top dog (a person who is in charge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "administrator"):

commissioner (a government administrator)

DCI; Director of Central Intelligence (the head of the United States Intelligence Community and director of the Central Intelligence Agency)

prefect (a chief officer or chief magistrate)

Secretary General (a person who is a chief administrator (as of the United Nations))

triumvir (one of a group of three sharing public administration or civil authority especially in ancient Rome)

Instance hyponyms:

Peter Stuyvesant; Petrus Stuyvesant; Stuyvesant (the last Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland; in 1664 he was forced to surrender the colony to England (1592-1672))

Raffles; Sir Thomas Raffles; Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826))


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