What does the word oversee mean?

Usage examples for oversee

  1. The rooms are all to be made fine; and the negro women do not the work aright, and he wants some one to oversee them. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  2. The High Commissioner in London, successor to the Agent- General, has continued to oversee the purchase of books for the Library either from booksellers or from the publishers. – Report of the Chief Librarian for the Year Ended 31 March 1958: Special Centennial Issue by J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
  3. And the skilled and expert merchandise checkers from the selfsame headquarters are the men and women who oversee the unpacking- invariably. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford