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

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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Recent Examples on the Web The search is on for a business manager with experience and an innovative mind. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "As it struggles with money woes and dwindling interest, the Yukon Quest needs support from Alaskans," 23 May 2020 Tracey had posted a meme depicting Hitler as an unnamed BP manager having a tantrum that workers were rejecting a pay deal. Fox News, "Former BP employee sacked for using Hitler meme to mock management wins case," 23 May 2020 His family immigrated to Canada in 1966, and Mr. Zacharias spent a few years as a banquet manager for a hotel. Sarah Pulliam Bailey,, "Ravi Zacharias, popular evangelical defender of the Christian faith, dies at 74," 21 May 2020 Its search for a new manager in the fallout of Ron Jans' February resignation has led FCC to Jaap Stam. Pat Brennan,, "Jaap Stam: 5 things to know about FC Cincinnati's new head coach," 21 May 2020 As for Philip Jonsson, his biggest victory at the DSO may have been the recruitment of Lloyd Haldeman as orchestra’s manager in the fall of 1974. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "How Philip Jonsson helped save the Dallas Symphony in 1974 — and why it’s important in 2020," 21 May 2020 Not being given a choice' Before coronavirus consumed our world, Nicole Tackett worked as a manager for Hot Topic in a local mall. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, "'I'm not being given a choice': As Indiana reopens, the most vulnerable hold their breath," 20 May 2020 An employee who answered the phone at Royal Personal Care Home referred questions to a manager. Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle, "Stabbing suspect killed by Houston police left psychiatric hospital 2 weeks earlier," 18 May 2020 Here’s a look at how a few station managers are keeping the traveling public safe and their airlines running smoothly. Ramsey Qubein, Condé Nast Traveler, "What an Airline Station Manager Does Amid a Crisis," 12 May 2020

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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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26 May 2020

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“Manager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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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, US : 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

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