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

Other Words from manager

managership \ ˈma-​ni-​jər-​ˌship How to pronounce manager (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.
Recent Examples on the Web Seider's ultimate goal is the same as his general manager's: Bring the Stanley Cup back to Detroit. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 22 June 2022 Luhrmann is trying to tell us something, and the fact that the movie doesn’t begin with its namesake on screen but with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, really tells us something. Mark Feeney,, 22 June 2022 Opening up this way gives the team a safe space to also open up about their feelings, whether to you, their colleagues or their manager. Yong Kim, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, the Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter known as H.E.R., is suing MBK Entertainment, the record label owned by her longtime manager Jeff Robinson, for the rights to her music catalog. Jem Aswad, Variety, 20 June 2022 In his campaign manager’s office, littered with loose papers of voter information and Tucker Carlson shot glasses, Hunt lays out his case for why Black voters should support him over Bishop. Clyde Mcgrady, Washington Post, 20 June 2022 Inside the clubhouse, our equipment manager and also good friend was Nobe Kawano. Steve Hensonassistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2022 Luckett and fellow member LaTavia Roberson had a contentious split with Destiny's Child and their then manager, Beyoncé's father Mathew Knowles, in 2000. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 17 June 2022 The biopic spans Presley's entire life and is told through the lens of his manager Colonel Tom Parker (played by Tom Hanks). Kaitlin Reilly,, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of manager

1588, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manager was in 1588

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“Manager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for manager


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



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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