man·ag·er | \ˈma-ni-jər \

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 \ adjective
managerially \-ē-ə-lē \ adverb
managership \ˈma-ni-jər-ˌship \ 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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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez was pleased with his side's performance at this World Cup despite losing their semi final clash with France on Tuesday., "Roberto Martinez Urges Belgium to 'Finish on a High' After 1-0 France Semi Final Defeat," 11 July 2018 The invites follow a Lenovo product manager freely talking about Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 11 Series during an E3 video. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1180 could be unveiled next month," 2 July 2018 Jesse Macias, assistant events operation manager, said business was brisk at the Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ food truck. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Riverfront Food Truck Festival Draws Thousands Before Fireworks," 15 July 2018 On the heels of the costliest year for U.S. disasters, one question stood out at a gathering here this week of researchers, rescuers and emergency managers. Jason Pohl, azcentral, "Fires, floods, hurricanes: Disaster experts weigh ‘new normal’," 14 July 2018 Chelsea have officially sacked Antonio Conte ahead of hiring new manager Maurizio Sarri as the Stamford Bridge saga nears a welcome end after dragging on for several weeks., "Chelsea Officially Sack Antonio Conte Ahead of Announcing Maurizio Sarri Appointment," 13 July 2018 Tan, a former actress and product manager raised in New Jersey who has spent the last decade commuting between New York and Shanghai, shrinks the 21st-century global stage into the microcosm of Lanson Suites #8202. Terry Hong, The Christian Science Monitor, "'What We Were Promised' depicts post-Mao China in a deft debut novel set in Shanghai," 13 July 2018 Listen to Daigle's chat with Christian chart manager Jim Asker. Jim Asker, Billboard, "Lauren Daigle on New Album 'Look Up Child' & Single 'You Say': 'I Want This to Be a Record of Joy & Hope'," 13 July 2018 Her emails reached the board, which includes corporate executives, investment managers and evangelical leaders. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "The Sexting Scandal That Toppled One of America’s Most Powerful Lawyers," 13 July 2018

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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 : a person who directs a baseball team

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


man·ag·er | \ˈma-ni-jər \

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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