What does the word superintend mean?

Usage examples for superintend

  1. Mr. Stewart went to his room an hour before to dress for riding, and to superintend the packing of his saddle- bags; and at half- past seven he was conducted downstairs by Sir Nicholas who insisted on carrying the saddle- bags with his own hands, and they found the two ladies waiting for them in the panelled study that had one window giving upon the terrace that ran along the south of the house above the garden. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. I am so well pleased with his management of the farm that I am convinced it is doing as well as if I were at home to superintend it in person. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  3. Put on your best bib and tucker, and I will leave Harry Beecham in your charge, as I want to superintend the making of some of the dishes myself this evening. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin