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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Campaign manager Jess Fassler said in a memo emailed to reporters that Gillibrand released 15 policy proposals in total, including plans on climate change, reproductive rights, public service and gun violence. NBC News, "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand drops bid for Democratic nomination in 2020," 28 Aug. 2019 The property manager entered the residence first, then told police the wanted woman was inside and to come get her, according to the statement. Mary Grace Keller,, "Westminster man charged with assaulting police officers, resisting arrest," 28 Aug. 2019 Rather than just running building operations, the commercial asset manager is now a community curator. Vuyo Radebe, Quartz, "Millennials are calling BS on the benefits of owning a home," 27 Aug. 2019 Each city’s general manager became a quasi-chief executive, given the autonomy to make major financial decisions. Mike Isaac, New York Times, "How Uber Got Lost," 24 Aug. 2019 In the documentary, Weist is featured as a 21-year-old talent manager who wouldn't have given Jawline's focus, 16-year-old Austyn Tester and his 20K followers, the time of day. Martha Sorren,, "Why Michael Weist From Hulu's New Documentary Jawline May Sound Familiar," 24 Aug. 2019 The two first-time fund managers have also brought on several established power players in the entrepreneurial space to help the initiative reach its’ full potential. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Keisha Knight Pulliam & Arian Simone Are Investing $5 Million Dollars In Black Women Owned Businesses," 23 Aug. 2019 Susan Wieser, general manager of The Cruise Room, said that around Christmastime, people have reported seeing a man in an old-timey postal uniform come in, order a beer, complain about the prices and then leave the beer untouched. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "Are these Colorado restaurants haunted? That depends on who you ask.," 23 Aug. 2019 Here, Adam Sperling, the property's general manager, gives T&C the inside scoop on what guests can expect. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Hotel Commonwealth," 22 Aug. 2019

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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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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
3 : conferee

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