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

managerial \ ˌma-​nə-​ˈjir-​ē-​əl How to pronounce managerial (audio) \ adjective
managerially \ -​ē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce managerially (audio) \ adverb
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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The driver, who was also an electrician and project manager, worked out well. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Companies Hire on Potential—If Only They Knew What That Meant," 12 Mar. 2019 Her mother was a harmonica player in a blues outfit, her father a manager of bands. Carina Chocano, Vogue, "Elisabeth Moss on Jordan Peele’s Us, Handmaid’s New Season, and Why She Loves Real Housewives," 14 Feb. 2019 Here, Sammy Ghachem, the hotel’s manager who divides his time between Le Sereno’s Lake Como property and St. Barts, talks to T&C about the best room and shares a few of his insider tips. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "The Best Room At ... Le Sereno St. Barts," 1 Feb. 2019 Rose Bell, a project manager with the organization Mendocino Rebuilding Our Community, which provides relief to the victims of last year’s Mendocino Complex Fire, told me that the rebuilding process is slow and costly. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "The fires in California highlight — and worsen — the state’s income divide," 15 Nov. 2018 While Lauren handles the design side of Lauren Liess & Co., Dave serves as project manager, setting up meetings, ordering products, and handling contracts and other paperwork. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About David and Lauren Liess's New DIY Network Show," 6 Nov. 2018 Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says the team will not place a transition or franchise tag on Bell, meaning the star running back will become a free agent next month. Will Graves, The Seattle Times, "Steelers won’t tag Bell; will explore trade for Brown," 20 Feb. 2019 The bulk of the negotiations were handled by Ken Freedman, the general manager of the legendary New Jersey radio station WFMU, which oversees the FMA. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "The Free Music Archive will live on," 12 Dec. 2018 Campbell is the bar manager for Blind Dragon and Mason at Found Hotel Chicago. Justin Campbell, ELLE Decor, "Designer Cocktail: The Sullivan," 27 Nov. 2018

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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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