monitor-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: a student in a supervisory role

Commentary: MONITOR[+entity][+person][+role][+student][+supervisory]

The teacher has appointed three hall monitors.
One of the teaching assistants will be the monitor for the final exam.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 2: an observer of a process or activity

Commentary: MONITOR[+person][+role][+observer][+of_process]

The assembly line is fully automated, but requires human monitors in case of malfunctions.
Their nation invited several foreign monitors to witness the election process.
Monitors for the NSA have intercepted signals for a possible terrorist plot.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: an instrument that tracks some process

Commentary: MONITOR[+artifact][+instrument][+tracking][+of_process]

The heart monitor indicated the patient was having some difficulty.
The aircraft has all sorts of monitors for temperature, air pressure, fuel consumption and other on-board systems.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 6

Sense Number 4: visual electronic display

Commentary: MONITOR[+artifact][+display][+visual][+electronic]

Sally has a 30-inch computer monitor on her desk.
The television technician switched the live broadcast to the second monitor.
The new flat-screen monitors are so sleek compared with the old CRT variety.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: a loudspeaker, e.g., on a stage

Commentary: MONITOR[+artifact][+loudspeaker]

The stage technician repositioned the monitors on stage for a more balanced sound.
The rock band had a wall of monitors behind them on the outdoor stage.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3b

Sense Number 6: species of tropical carnivorous lizards

Commentary: MONITOR[+entity][+animal][+reptile][+lizard][+tropical][+carnivorous]

These little monitors are said to provide warning of the proximity of crocodiles.
The lizard that ran across the path in the jungle may have been a monitor.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: an industrial water nozzle that can spray in any direction

Commentary: MONITOR[+artifact][+nozzle][+of_water_hose][+industrial]

The fireman aimed the monitor at the burning building with full force.
Hydraulic mining can remove whole hillsides with powerful canvas hoses connected to iron monitors that blast the water.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1d

Sense Number 8: raised section of roof on vehicle or building

Commentary: MONITOR[+artifact][+roof][+section][+raised][+ventilating]

These roof monitors feature fixed skylights with awnings.
The railway cars have roof monitors to provide ventilation.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1e