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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Recent Examples on the Web

Their answer — also a departure from conventional practice — is putting a no-nonsense house manager in charge. Los Angeles Times, "To house almost 600 homeless people, a Venice couple are working outside the system," 2 Aug. 2019 Dolcezza Gelato 904 Palmer Alley NW Closed last Thursday for operating without a manager on duty. Reopened Friday. Washington Post, "Health code violations in the District, Maryland and Virginia," 2 Aug. 2019 Christine Terwilliger, the lawyer for the state, said that a case manager must monitor the calls because officials fear Christine Dixon will again try to give Kylee instructions on how to escape foster care., "Wilsonville mom loses bid to treat 13-year-old’s cancer with CBD, not surgery," 1 Aug. 2019 The Texas Real Estate Commission shares the following advice about hiring a property manager. Dallas News, "She’s such a bad Texas real estate agent that the state took her license and fined her $122k," 1 Aug. 2019 Same goes when a candidate can’t pick up the tone in a hiring manager’s voice. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Looking for work? Your next job interview might just come by text message," 31 July 2019 Sent on the job as additional muscle with Kimball was a manager of the Hobo Joe's on 16th Street and Camelback Road, who also worked part-time as a skip tracer., "Don Bolles files: Were the popular Hobo Joe's coffee shops connected to the Mafia?," 30 July 2019 Employees say Brown was a store manager who was shot inside the store. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Latest: Second victim killed in Walmart shooting named," 30 July 2019 Hampton retired in July and later told that then- General Manager Joe Calabrese was made aware of Dixon’s missed payments in 2015 by a deputy general manager in RTA’s finance department. Cory Shaffer,, "Former Cleveland RTA board president George Dixon III hit with felony theft-in-office charge," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of manager

1588, in the meaning defined above

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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


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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