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 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web If all goes well, Hoffman would be lined up to start on Wednesday against the New York Mets. With Hoffman on the way back, Reds manager David Bell said the Reds could briefly use a six-man rotation. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 17 July 2021 Seavitt's sales manager, for example, lives in Grosse Pointe where the streets were heavily flooded, trapping him at home for several days. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 17 July 2021 This time around, Rising manager Rick Schantz isn’t expecting such a straightforward win. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 17 July 2021 During the campaign, Valadao’s campaign manager, Andrew Renteria, was paid between $6,000 and $6,400 a month. Jeff Burdick, The New Republic, 16 July 2021 In June, CDP Equity SpA, Italy’s sovereign-wealth fund, led an investor group that agreed to buy 88% of Italian highway manager Autostrade per l’Italia SpA for about €8.1 billion. Simon Clark, WSJ, 16 July 2021 First, what did anyone expect to be different that another manager might have made happen? Jon Meoli,, 16 July 2021 The brainchild of award-winning Filipino chef Phillip Esteban and chef/kitchen manager Jan Tejada, White Rice serves a variety of rice bowls based on traditional Filipino dishes. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 Angels manager Joe Maddon has repeatedly said since Trout went down how the rest of the group just needs to hang in there until the three-time MVP can return for the stretch run. Creg Stephenson |, al, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use of manager

1588, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2021

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“Manager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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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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