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MONITOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Monitor mean? 

MONITOR (noun)
  The noun MONITOR has 7 senses:

1. display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor
2. someone who supervises (an examination)
3. someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
4. an ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
5. electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions
6. a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble
7. any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles

  Familiarity information: MONITOR used as a noun is common.


MONITOR (verb)
  The verb MONITOR has 1 sense:

1. keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance

  Familiarity information: MONITOR used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONITOR (noun)


Sense 1monitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

monitor; monitoring device

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

display; video display (an electronic device that represents information in visual form)

Meronyms (parts of "monitor"):

cathode-ray oscilloscope; CRO; oscilloscope; scope (electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities)

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

computer monitor (a device that displays signals on a computer screen)

Holonyms ("monitor" is a part of...):

computer; computing device; computing machine; data processor; electronic computer; information processing system (a machine for performing calculations automatically)


Sense 2monitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who supervises (an examination)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

proctor; monitor

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

supervisor (one who supervises or has charge and direction of)

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

invigilator (someone who watches examination candidates to prevent cheating)


Sense 3monitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

admonisher; monitor; reminder

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

defender; guardian; protector; shielder (a person who cares for persons or property)


Sense 4Monitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Instance hypernyms:

vessel; watercraft (a craft designed for water transportation)


Sense 5monitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

electronic equipment (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

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

television monitor; tv monitor (monitor used in a studio for monitoring the program being broadcast)

Holonyms ("monitor" is a part of...):

television; television system (a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points)


Sense 6monitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

electronic equipment (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

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

cardiac monitor; heart monitor (a piece of electronic equipment for continual observation of the function of the heart)

electronic fetal monitor; electronic foetal monitor; fetal monitor; foetal monitor (an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth)


Sense 7monitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

monitor lizard; varan; monitor

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

lizard (relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail)

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

African monitor; Varanus niloticus (destroys crocodile eggs)

dragon lizard; giant lizard; Komodo dragon; Komodo lizard; Varanus komodoensis (the largest lizard in the world (10 feet); found on Indonesian islands)

Holonyms ("monitor" is a member of...):

genus Varanus; Varanus (type and sole extant genus of the Varanidae)


MONITOR (verb)


Sense 1monitor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

monitor; ride herd on; supervise

Hypernyms (to "monitor" is one way to...):

observe (watch attentively)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "monitor"):

sleuth; snoop; spy; stag (watch, observe, or inquire secretly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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