Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

manager

play
noun man·ag·er \ˈma-ni-jər\

Simple Definition of manager

  • : someone who is in charge of a business, department, etc.

  • : someone who directs the training and performance of a sports team; especially : a person who directs a baseball team

  • : someone who directs the professional career of an entertainer or athlete

Full Definition of manager

  1. :  one that manages: as a :  a person who conducts business or household affairs b :  a person whose work or profession is management c (1) :  a person who directs a team or athlete (2) :  a student who in scholastic or collegiate sports supervises equipment and records under the direction of a coach

man·a·ge·ri·al play \ˌma-nə-ˈjir-ē-əl\ adjective
man·a·ge·ri·al·ly play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
man·ag·er·ship play \ˈma-ni-jər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of manager

  1. I'd like to speak to the manager, please.

  2. He was promoted to manager last year.

  3. The team's general manager acquired five new players for the upcoming season.

  4. The manager decided to change pitchers in the eighth inning.

  5. The actress recently fired her manager.



1588

First Known Use of manager

1588




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up manager? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders spindrift duvet pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ