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Overseer vs. Caretaker — What's the Difference?

Overseer vs. Caretaker — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Overseer and Caretaker

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Overseer

One who watches over and directs the work of others, especially laborers.
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Caretaker

A person employed to look after a building
He works as a college caretaker
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Overseer

A supervisor or superintendent.
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Caretaker

A person employed to look after people or animals
Two lions escaped from their cage and killed their caretaker
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Overseer

One who oversees or supervises.
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Caretaker

One that is employed to look after or take charge of goods, property, or a person; a custodian.
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Overseer

(historical) The manager of a plantation of slaves.
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Caretaker

One that temporarily performs the duties of an office
The government resigned, but the premier served as caretaker until new leaders could be elected.
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Overseer

(historical) An officer responsible for the care of the poor, making out lists of voters and those who had not paid taxes, etc.
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Caretaker

Someone who takes care of a place or thing; someone looking after a place, or responsible for keeping it in good repair.
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Overseer

(obsolete) A critic.
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Caretaker

Someone who takes care of a person; a parent, carer or other guardian.
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Overseer

One who oversees; a superintendent; a supervisor; as, an overseer of a mill; specifically, one or certain public officers; as, an overseer of the poor; an overseer of highways.
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Caretaker

Temporary, on a short term basis.
Johnson had to be drafted in as the caretaker manager after Hewlett resigned without warning the day before the final.
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Overseer

A person who directs and manages an organization
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Caretaker

A custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
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Caretaker

An official who performs the duties of an office temporarily;
He acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected
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