the man, the powers that be, the state, esp. when referring to the government in power. Often refers to a faceless entity, powers unseen that exercise control.

Occasionally refers to unelected or unremovable powers. A dictatorship or totalitarian state. Big Brother.
The Bush administration is making the rules.

Microsoft's administration could give a rat's ass whether or not you like Vista, it is coming pre-installed.
by JakeinthedirtyD March 1, 2008
The duty of office workers who work with, establish, or deal with the logistics of various tasks of the office.

Paper pushers.
The Bush Administration proceeded to create a new agency that studies how life could be created in primordial soup.
by Jon Davis January 14, 2004
The person who is the man and the woman of the forum or site. They can do anything, use the ban hammer on members if necessary, is a global moderator, and even edit user profiles, and much, much more. Sometimes, with money, you can do a lot of other things, like buy to turn off ads, etc.
Administrators have all the power, but, if you are an admin, please do not abuse your power, especially when using the ban hammer.
by MisaTange July 6, 2009
Somebody who ensures the day-to-day running of something, be it a system, a business, etc.

Online, they run everything from servers to websites, forums, chatrooms, etc.

They are charged with the responsibility of keeping everything running and in order. As such, they have powers well above and beyond those of regular users
Ask an administrator to fix it.
by ChibiTaryn August 1, 2003
Those sad sacks of meat with questionable job titles who walk around high schools all day and tell kids to "quiet down!" and perform the essential duty of reprimanding teenage lovers for their PDA (Public Displays of Affection.) Usually the highest paid employees in the school district.
The noise in the cafeteria rose above the decibel level of a single chirping cricket, so the administration was called in to restore order.

70 children were expelled that day.
by gimmedatsammich January 25, 2012
A person of high power in an educator position who finds pleasure in suspending young students for doing absolutely nothing and completing their homework.
In a day of school shootings and sodomy initiations, I'm glad my school administrator's are keeping me safe from dangerous slogans and images
by JP$ October 1, 2003
Administrate is NOT A FUCKING WORD GODDAMMIT. The "administrator" of something is the person who "administers" it.
There is no example because administrate is NOT A FUCKING WORD GODDAMMIT.
by smartwatermelon September 22, 2010