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

Other Words from manager

managership \ ˈma-​ni-​jər-​ˌship How to pronounce manager (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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Recent Examples on the Web In November, 99 Plus One hired Shawn Hays — the person fired in October from her municipal job overseeing the shelter — to be the on-site manager for Sullivan Arena. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Nov. 2021 Tim Gysan, the Army Corps’ project manager for the lake, said the provision allows the Corps to plan for the future and take steps well in advance to head off a water shortage. David Fleshler,, 24 Nov. 2021 John Sparkenbach, district manager for Ralphs grocery stores throughout San Diego County, said customer counts are up about 5 percent over last year, indicating that more families are doing their Thanksgiving shopping in person this year than last. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 Chris Phipps, a property manager for the Gough Street store from 2012 to 2020, said thefts occurred on a daily basis. Susie Neilson, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Nov. 2021 Germán Balanta is a technical manager for Humanicemos DH, a group that claims to be the world’s first demining organization made up of former combatants after a peace process. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 Eileen Newcomer, voter education manager for the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, estimates roughly half of the 13,000 people in jail are eligible to vote. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Nov. 2021 Next the man asked an on-duty manager for a new pair of shoes. John Benson, cleveland, 23 Nov. 2021 As a result, the organization started getting hundreds of inquiries from people who were interested in doing land acknowledgments of their own, says Apryl Deel-McKenzie, program manager for Native Governance Center. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 22 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of manager

1588, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manager was in 1588

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27 Nov 2021

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“Manager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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 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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