monitor monitor  /ˈmɑ nə tər/


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


  • The average desktop computer, not including the monitor, consumes from 60 to 250 watts a day.


  1. Monitor Your Health With Your Smartphone?

    A Device to Monitor Your Health
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  2. U.S. Offers Conditional Support for Police Monitor in Stop-and-Frisk Case

    The Justice Department strongly endorsed a monitor to oversee changes if a judge were to find the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices to be unconstitutional.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Fed monitor, NY county exec at odds over housing

    The leader of a suburban New York county has been misrepresenting efforts to resolve a housing dispute, a federal monitor said Wednesday. In a letter, court-appointed monitor James Johnson asked Westchester ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "In collaboration with our colleagues at the Treasury, we continue to carefully monitor developments in foreign exchange markets," Bernanke said, citing worry about inflation and also signaling limits to official tolerance of the dollar's fall.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters

  2. "We will closely and regularly monitor the appreciation of the renminbi and will continue to work toward expanded US export opportunities in China," he said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Timothy Geithner Source: ABC News

  3. "I want to thank the brave first responders who arrived immediately to save lives," said Obama. "My staff has been in touch with Mayor Fenty's office and will continue to monitor the situation."
    on Jun 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Xinhua

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