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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Matheny went 591-473 as manager, and his tenure included a loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 World Series ., "Hovering Near .500, Cards Fire Matheny," 14 July 2018 Melody Square’s principals include Rick Heidner, of Heidner Property Management, and David Dorgan, who served as Tinley Park’s village manager from 1991 until 2003. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "3 firms compete to develop state-owned site in Tinley Park," 13 July 2018 Having a third party as a mediator, such as a geriatric-care manager, is helpful in diffusing tense situations. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "When and how to discuss senior-housing options with aging parents," 13 July 2018 With Mahrez now on board after sealing a club record switch from Leicester, Guardiola spending broke through the £1billion barrier at the start of what is his 10th season as a manager., "Billion Pound Drop: Pep Guardiola's Career Spending Hits £1bn After Man City Mahrez Deal," 12 July 2018 Ana Garcia, who served as village manager when Atesiano was first elevated to chief in January 2013, said the federal charges of framing a teen conflicted with the chief’s reputation in the village. Charles Rabin, Jay Weaver And David Ovalle, miamiherald, "The chief wanted perfect stats, so cops were told to pin crimes on blacks, probe found," 12 July 2018 Caremark operates in Kentucky as a pharmacy benefit manager, acting as a middleman in processing prescription drug claims pharmacists file seeking reimbursement from health plans including Medicaid. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "State hits CVS pharmacy benefit company with $1.5 million fine," 9 July 2018 Gregg Brooks was hired as a location manager for City of Lies — an upcoming movie about the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. The altercation allegedly occurred on April 13, 2017. Ale Russian,, "Johnny Depp Sued By Crew Member Who Claims Actor Punched and Berated Him on Set," 9 July 2018 Valenzuela spoke at length about his career in the episode, explaining that he was inspired by his father, who was in the business as a manager, and began managing his son's career in recent years. Justino Aguila, Billboard, "Regional Mexican Singer Jorge Valenzuela Dies in Car Crash at 22 Years Old," 9 July 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 : 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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