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

The video showed Levi Southerlan, the rapid fabrication shop manager at the space, hydro dipping the guitar into a green and white film in a bucket. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "Video shows mesmerizing guitar-dyeing process at workshop in Houston," 5 July 2019 There was some question whether Trout and his teammates would talk to reporters after Tuesday’s game — until just about every one of them showed up in a room normally occupied only by the home team’s manager after each game. Washington Post, "Angels try to get handle on raw emotion after Skaggs death," 5 July 2019 The turnover of Chelsea managers under Abramovich has been remarkable. Jonathan Wilson,, "Lampard is a Chelsea Legend, Putting Club's Manager Churn to the Test," 4 July 2019 Last month, Och-Ziff, the asset manager, was issued a waiver for automatic penalties imposed after its 2016 foreign bribery settlement with the SEC, which had curbed its ability to raise money for its hedge funds. Kadhim Shubber,, "SEC to ease burden on companies that violate securities laws," 4 July 2019 Of course, even with the faith and 100 percent buy-in from the clubhouse, a manager isn’t squat without the performance of his players. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Newman: Credit Bud Black’s steely demeanor for keeping Rockies on track amid roller-coaster first half," 3 July 2019 Given his gains on defense this year, the Padres’ fourth-year manager asked the front office to run some numbers a few weeks ago. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Renfroe in center of ‘big-boy’ package, Tatis’ advice," 3 July 2019 Dean Argo, the government relations manager for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said the board didn’t initially intend to scrutinize A Touch of Soul this weekend. Nico Lang, NBC News, "An Alabama drag show was shut down on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall," 3 July 2019 Respected and not criticized' The Argentina manager's job, currently held by Lionel Scaloni, is arguably the most poisonous chalice in world football -- the dream job that no Argentine wants to take, but can't turn down. Matias Grez, CNN, "What next for Lionel Messi and Argentina after yet more international failure?," 3 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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