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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She was inspired by a cafeteria manager at a school in Virginia who had done the same last year. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Writes Heartwarming Notes to Women on Bananas," 1 Feb. 2019 The top three reasons why AAA receives roadside assistance calls: flat tires, dead batteries, and lockouts, says Robert Sinclair Jr., manager of media relations for AAA Northeast. Brigitt Earley, Woman's Day, "6 Ways to Stay Safe on Your Next Family Road Trip," 29 Nov. 2018 Grey Goose vodka 1 oz. chamomile syrup 1 tsp each orange and ginger sorbets Rose water ice ball Garnish with dried red rose Prato is the bar manager of the Cloister Bar at Belmond Villa San Michele in Fiesole, Italy. Roberto Prato, ELLE Decor, "Designer Cocktail: La Primavera," 14 Sep. 2018 Inside of a week, the Chicago hedge-fund manager who recently dropped $238 million on a 24,000-square-foot New York City penthouse has been featured in no fewer than three news articles. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "How a Billionaire Spends His Money Is His Own Business," 29 Jan. 2019 Over the years, LastPass—Wirecutter's pick for the best manager and my personal choice—has fallen victim to hacks and vulnerabilities. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "You Should Be Using a Password Manager," 17 Jan. 2019 Those include new minimal install options, a new Snapcraft store, and the removal of Wayland in favor of the display manager. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "The 20 most-popular stories of 2018," 25 Dec. 2018 Those exceptions need to be approved by both the VP-level hiring manager and VP of staffing and operations. 3. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Google has responded to its employees’ demands about sexual misconduct. Here are the changes it will and won’t make.," 8 Nov. 2018 Fergie's father, Sir Ronald Ferguson, was Prince Charles's polo manager. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Who Are Princess Eugenie's Parents, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew?," 12 Oct. 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, 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 \

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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