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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In the southern city of Shenzhen, a sales manager for furniture maker Homegard International said orders have fallen by half. Natasha Khan, WSJ, "American Retailers Squeeze Chinese Suppliers as Tariffs Start to Hurt," 28 Nov. 2018 Forbes also explains that their findings are compiled pretax, not accounting for money paid to agents, managers, and lawyers. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'NCIS' Star Mark Harmon Is Officially One of the Highest Paid Actors on TV," 30 Oct. 2018 Something is preventing the rover from accessing the locations where the affected data are stored, said Curiosity deputy project manager Steve Lee, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Mike Wall,, "Rover Team Confident Curiosity Will Bounce Back from Glitch," 22 Sep. 2018 Located on an 80-foot cliff on 1.2 acres in a South Knoxville neighborhood, the home took over a decade for Shell to build by himself; Shell worked as the designer, general contractor, project manager, and laborer. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Mies-inspired glass house could be yours for $575K," 10 Sep. 2018 But brand manager Susan Banchek says the shop's collection of Industrial-era pieces, including factory lights and cast iron and chicken wire-glass accessories, have been especially popular as of late. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, House Beautiful, "5 Flea Markets to Hit Around Philly for the Coolest Furniture," 21 Aug. 2018 Elizabeth Nash, senior state issues manager at the Guttmacher Institute, told Refinery 29. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Ohio House of Representatives Voted in Favor of a “Heartbeat” Abortion Ban," 16 Nov. 2018 His role as a kindly motel manager in The Florida Project netted him his third Best Supporting Actor nomination at last year’s Oscars. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "How Willem Dafoe learned to paint like Vincent Van Gogh," 14 Nov. 2018 Wealth managers in Silicon Valley say what had once been a trickle of calls about Opportunity Zones from billionaires has turned into a stream of several a week. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "The new hotness for tech billionaires? Do-gooder investments they can write off on their taxes.," 16 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 : 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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