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Monitor

Monitor Meaning & Definition
Monitor Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Monitor?

[n] any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles
[n] a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble
[n] electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions
[n] display consisting of a device that takes signals from a computer and displays them on a CRT screen
[n] an iron-clad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
[n] someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
[n] someone who supervises (an examination)
[v] keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance

Synonyms | Synonyms for Monitor: admonisher | monitor lizard | monitoring device | proctor | reminder | ride herd on | supervise | varan

Related Terms | Find terms related to Monitor: admonisher | adviser | amateur radio operator | announcer | annunciator | apprentice teacher | ARRL | audit | auditor | authority | autodidact | autopsy | backseat driver | Big Brother | boatswain | boss | buttinsky | cameraman | canvass | Cassandra | cautioner | channel | check | check out | check over | check up on | chief | communicant | communicator | comptroller | confidant | consultant | control engineer | controller | counsel | counselor | CRT | custodian | display | Dutch uncle | educatee | enlightener | examine | expert | expert witness | flagman | floor manager | floorman | floorwalker | follow | foreman | gaffer | ganger | give an examination | go over | gossipmonger | graduate assistant | grapevine | guard | guardian | guide | ham | head | headman | informant | information center | information medium | informer | inquirer | inspect | inspector | instructor | intern | interviewee | Jeremiah | keep track of | kibitzer | learner | lighthouse keeper | look at | look over | lookout | lookout man | meddler | mentor | mixer | mouthpiece | nestor | newsmonger | noncommissioned officer | notifier | observe | orienter | overhaul | overlook | overman | oversee | overseer | paraprofessional | pass over | pass under review | peer at | peruse | Polonius | pore over | postmortem | practice teacher | praepostor | preceptist | prefect | press | proctor | prophet of doom | public relations officer | publisher | pupil | pupil teacher | radio | radio electrician | radio engineer | radio operator | radio technician | radioman | radiotelegrapher | radiotrician | record | reporter | review | run over | scan | scholar | scrutinize | self-taught person | sentinel | sentry | set an examination | signaler | signalman | sirdar | size | size up | slave driver | source | spokesman | straw boss | student | student assistant | studier | study | subforeman | super | superintend | superintendent | supervise | supervisor | survey | surveyor | take stock of | take the measure | taskmaster | teacher | teaching assistant | teaching fellow | teaching intern | television | television technician | teller | tipster | tout | trace | track | trainee | TV man | vet | visitor | warner | watch | watchdog | witness

See Also | African monitor | cardiac monitor | cathode-ray oscilloscope | computer | computing device | computing machine | CRO | data processor | defender | display | dragon lizard | electronic computer | electronic equipment | electronic fetal monitor | electronic foetal monitor | fetal monitor | foetal monitor | genus Varanus | giant lizard | guardian | heart monitor | information processing system | invigilator | Komodo dragon | Komodo lizard | lizard | observe | oscilloscope | protector | scope | shielder | sleuth | snoop | spy | stag | supervisor | television | television monitor | television system | tv monitor | Varanus | Varanus komodoensis | Varanus niloticus | vessel | watercraft

Monitor In Webster's Dictionary

\Mon"i*tor\, n. [L., fr. monere. See {Monition}, and cf. {Mentor}.] 1. One who admonishes; one who warns of faults, informs of duty, or gives advice and instruction by way of reproof or caution. You need not be a monitor to the king. --Bacon. 2. Hence, specifically, a pupil selected to look to the school in the absence of the instructor, to notice the absence or faults of the scholars, or to instruct a division or class. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any large Old World lizard of the genus {Varanus}; esp., the Egyptian species ({V. Niloticus}), which is useful because it devours the eggs and young of the crocodile. It is sometimes five or six feet long. 4. [So called from the name given by Captain Ericson, its designer, to the first ship of the kind.] An ironclad war vessel, very low in the water, and having one or more heavily-armored revolving turrets, carrying heavy guns. 5. (Mach.) A tool holder, as for a lathe, shaped like a low turret, and capable of being revolved on a vertical pivot so as to bring successively the several tools in holds into proper position for cutting. {Monitor top}, the raised central portion, or clearstory, of a car roof, having low windows along its sides.
\Mon"i*tor\, n. A monitor nozzle.

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