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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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has opened up about his decision to substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at half-time in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday., "Jurgen Klopp Reveals Why He Substituted Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Super Cup Win," 16 Aug. 2019 Others named in Giuffre's lawsuit include Britain’s Prince Andrew, hedge fund manager Glenn Dubin, the late American scientist Marvin Minsky and model scout Jean Luc Brunel. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "New York medical examiner: Jeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide by hanging," 16 Aug. 2019 That means managers can no longer wait on a few tables to claim a share of a tip pool. Ron Hurtibise,, "Many restaurants are cheating the employees who serve us," 16 Aug. 2019 Padres have had to piece together games, often with inexperienced and ill-fitting pitchers PHILADELPHIA — Padres manager Andy Green, pitching coach Darren Balsley and bullpen coach Doug Bochtler meet before and after every game. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Analysis: Padres work within pitching puzzle," 16 Aug. 2019 President Trump urged former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to run for Senate during his New Hampshire rally. NBC News, "The Trump administration tries to rewrite the story of America," 16 Aug. 2019 Reds manager David Bell talks about his team's 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 15. John Fay,, "Gray pitches Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals," 16 Aug. 2019 Just a week or so ago, in fact, manager Hakan Ogun posted a video to Instagram showcasing a packed house of hungry patrons. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Istanbul is constantly open at Café 34 on I-Drive | Review," 15 Aug. 2019 Median starting salary for tax managers is about $112,000. Sarah Min, CBS News, "The 25 best jobs in America for getting ahead," 15 Aug. 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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