Monitor 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. [1913 Webster]

You need not be a monitor to the king. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any large Old World lizard of the genus {Varanus}; esp., the Egyptian species ({Varanus Niloticus}), which is useful because it devours the eggs and young of the crocodile. It is sometimes five or six feet long. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

6. A monitor nozzle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Monitor top}, the raised central portion, or clearstory, of a car roof, having low windows along its sides. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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