man·​ag·​er ˈma-ni-jər How to pronounce manager (audio)
: one that manages: such as
: a person who conducts business or household affairs
He was promoted to manager last month.
: a person whose work or profession is management
: a person who directs a team or athlete
the manager of a baseball team
: a student who in scholastic or collegiate sports supervises equipment and records under the direction of a coach
managership noun

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manager was in 1588

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Cite this Entry

“Manager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


man·​ag·​er ˈman-ij-ər How to pronounce manager (audio)
: a person who manages especially a business or household affairs
: a person who directs a team or an athlete
managerial adjective

Legal Definition


: a person who manages a business or organization
: a member of the House of Representatives who acts as a prosecutor at the Senate trial in an impeachment proceeding see also impeach

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