1. [ verb ] keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
Synonyms: ride_herd_on supervise
Related terms: observe spy supervision monitoring proctor
2. [ noun ] (electronics) a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble
Related terms: electronic_equipment electronic_fetal_monitor cardiac_monitor
3. [ noun ] (computer science) display consisting of a device that takes signals from a computer and displays them on a CRT screen
Synonyms: monitoring_device
Related terms: display computer oscilloscope
4. [ noun ] someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
Synonyms: reminder admonisher
Related terms: defender warn
5. [ noun ] (work) someone who supervises (an examination)
Synonyms: proctor
Related terms: supervisor invigilator
6. [ noun ] (electronics) electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions
Related terms: electronic_equipment television_monitor television
7. [ noun ] (nautical,transportation) an iron-clad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
Related terms: vessel
8. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles
Synonyms: varan monitor_lizard
Related terms: lizard Komodo_dragon African_monitor Varanus
Similar spelling:   monitory