Pronunciation: (ō"vur-sē'), [key]
—v.t., -saw, -seen, -see•ing.
1. to direct (work or workers); supervise; manage: He was hired to oversee the construction crews.
2. to see or observe secretly or unintentionally: We happened to oversee the burglar leaving the premises. He was overseen stealing the letters.
3. to survey or watch, as from a higher position.
4. to look over; examine; inspect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.