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 Maryland State Prosecutor has charged a former business manager and teacher at Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School in East Baltimore with stealing nearly $10,000 from the school’s student activity fund. Liz Bowie,, "Baltimore City school employee charged with stealing thousands of dollars from Mergenthaler Vocational," 7 Nov. 2019 But unlike Alzabarah, Abouammo's role as media partnerships manager at Twitter does not necessarily seem to necessitate access to private user data. Wired, "Twitter Insiders Allegedly Spied for Saudi Arabia," 6 Nov. 2019 McDonald’s said Easterbrook violated company policy forbidding managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates. Washington Post, "McDonald’s CEO’s ouster reflects trend on workplace romances," 5 Nov. 2019 Former San Francisco hedge fund manager Tom Steyer and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who have accepted invitations to address party convention, could fill the slots. Joe Garofoli,, "Top California Dem rips Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren for ‘disrespect’ to state," 5 Nov. 2019 That’s when Altman joined the Cleveland Cavaliers as a pro personnel manager. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cavaliers GM Koby Altman opens up about contract extension, the plan and why he has no interest in trading Kevin Love," 4 Nov. 2019 That’s because only one insurer sells on the exchange where the 50-year-old former public school kitchen manager lives in central Missouri. Lauren Weber And Phil Galewitz, USA TODAY, "Federal officials unveil ratings for health plans, but they're irrelevant for some. Here's why," 4 Nov. 2019 McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect reports. Dee-ann Durbin, The Denver Post, "McDonald’s CEO steps down after consensual relationship with employee," 3 Nov. 2019 The parties pursued all sorts of ambitious discovery in advance of the trial as Depp essentially blamed his ex-lawyer for steering him towards trouble while Bloom Hergott investigated Depp's previously settled legal battle with former managers. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Johnny Depp Settles Dispute With Jake Bloom's Law Firm," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of manager

1588, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2019

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The first known use of manager was in 1588

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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

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