manager

noun
man·​ag·​er | \ ˈma-ni-jər How to pronounce manager (audio) \

Definition of manager

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

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Other Words from manager

managership \ ˈma-​ni-​jər-​ˌship How to pronounce managership (audio) \ noun

Examples of manager in a Sentence

I'd like to speak to the manager, please. He was promoted to manager last year. The team's general manager acquired five new players for the upcoming season. The manager decided to change pitchers in the eighth inning. The actress recently fired her manager.
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Scooter Braun, the talent manager behind such acts as Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, also owns a home here. Candace Jackson, Town & Country, "The Rosewood Miramar Beach Is Montecito's Newest Luxury Hotel—and Private Club For Those Who Want the Real Perks," 27 Apr. 2019 Including Olivia Colman as Godmother, Bill Paterson as Dad, Jenny Rainsford as Boo, Hugh Skinner as Harry, and Hugh Dennis as the bank manager. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Fleabag Season 2: Everything We Know," 11 Apr. 2019 The $238-million price tag dwarfs the previous record of $137 million, which hedge-fund manager Barry Rosenstein reportedly paid for a home in East Hampton. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Ken Griffin's $238-Million NYC Penthouse Is the Most Expensive Home in America," 30 Jan. 2019 Once Kondo's decluttering method took off, Kawahara left his corporate job to become his wife's manager, and in 2015, the CEO of Konmari Media, LLC. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Everything We Know About Marie Kondo's Husband, Takumi Kawahara, and Their Two Daughters," 15 Jan. 2019 Sai Nelaturi is a scientist and area manager of computational automation for systems engineering at PARC, a Xerox Company. Pam Baker, Ars Technica, "Artificial Intelligence and the coming of the self-designing machine," 6 Dec. 2018 The highest demand was for software developers, followed by computer-user support specialists, computer-systems engineers and architects, computer-systems analysts and IT project managers. Angus Loten, WSJ, "Tech Hiring Cools in March," 8 Apr. 2019 As more women rise to positions of power and leadership, more female mentors and sponsors will be there to open doors for the next generation of executives, entrepreneurs, managers, and investors. Jenna Birch, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Secret Code to Success Most Women Don't Even Know Exists," 3 Apr. 2019 Willem Smit, the dapper general manager of the legendary El Fenn hotel, took Rosena shopping for vintage furniture at the city’s Bab El Khemis market. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "A Marrakech Home is Transformed with a Modern New Layout Made for Entertaining," 18 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of manager

1588, in the meaning defined above

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manager

noun

English Language Learners 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, US : a person who directs a baseball team
: someone who directs the professional career of an entertainer or athlete

manager

noun
man·​ag·​er | \ ˈma-ni-jər How to pronounce manager (audio) \

Kids Definition of manager

1 : a person who is in charge of a business or part of a business
2 : a person who directs the training and performance of a sports team

manager

noun

Legal Definition of manager

1 : a person who manages a business or organization
2 : a member of the House of Representatives who acts as a prosecutor at the Senate trial in an impeachment proceeding — see also impeach
3 : conferee

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