manager

noun
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

managerial \ ˌma-​nə-​ˈjir-​ē-​əl How to pronounce managerial (audio) \ adjective
managerially \ -​ē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce managerially (audio) \ adverb
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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The highest demand was for software developers, followed by computer-user support specialists, computer-systems engineers and architects, computer-systems analysts and IT project managers. Angus Loten, WSJ, "Tech Hiring Cools in March," 8 Apr. 2019 As more women rise to positions of power and leadership, more female mentors and sponsors will be there to open doors for the next generation of executives, entrepreneurs, managers, and investors. Jenna Birch, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Secret Code to Success Most Women Don't Even Know Exists," 3 Apr. 2019 Willem Smit, the dapper general manager of the legendary El Fenn hotel, took Rosena shopping for vintage furniture at the city’s Bab El Khemis market. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "A Marrakech Home is Transformed with a Modern New Layout Made for Entertaining," 18 Mar. 2019 Kim LaCapria recently left Snopes as a content manager and fact-checker partly due to her frustrations with the Facebook arrangement. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why we can’t stop debating whether Facebook sells data," 14 Dec. 2018 The pension system has backed previous funds raised by each of the two funds’ managers. ... Laura Kreutzer, WSJ, "Ohio Police and Fire Pension Has $80 Million Left for 2019 Commitments," 22 Mar. 2019 On a much more positive note, Randall's campaign manager Jae-won Yoo (played by Tim Jo) will be making a comeback. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Season 4 Sounds Like It's Going to Be a REALLY Hard One for Fans," 19 Mar. 2019 The manager implies that Jackson is ruining his wife's life and profession. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Star Is Born Isn't Based on a True Story, But Real-Life People Definitely Inspired It," 22 Feb. 2019 Pacing themselves sometimes means spending time pushing bites around and pretending to eat, Jim Lillis, the property manager for the crime drama tells The Virginian-Pilot. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Here's What the 'Blue Bloods' Stars Are Actually Eating During the Reagan Family Dinners," 29 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of manager

1588, in the meaning defined above

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manager

noun

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

manager

noun
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

manager

noun

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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