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 tree honors Patty Grimm, the cemetery’s general manager, who was shot and killed there Oct. 3. USA TODAY, "First Spouse Dolls, Snowstang, sand sculpture: News from around our 50 states," 7 Dec. 2019 Maria Buyco, airport duty manager, confirmed the report. Carolyn Said,, "SFO sees big flight delays due to winds," 6 Dec. 2019 Brad Parscale, Trump's 2020 campaign manager, said in a statement. Oliver Darcy, CNN, "Mike Bloomberg to Bloomberg News reporters upset over not being able to probe Democrats: 'With your paycheck comes some restrictions'," 6 Dec. 2019 Although a reduced valuation of $1.7 trillion was finally settled upon, many global money managers still though that was too high. Matthew Martin | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Why Saudi Aramco’s IPO Is No Ordinary Share Sale," 6 Dec. 2019 The tree honors Patty Grimm, the cemetery's general manager, who was shot and killed Oct. 3 at the cemetery. Keith Uhlig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pine Grove Cemetery, city of Wausau install memorial Christmas tree to honor Patty Grimm," 5 Dec. 2019 The manager, who was not identified, told police the man renting the room, identified as Gunnells, was leaving the hotel in a Chevrolet Impala. Arkansas Online, "North Little Rock man arrested in connection with sex trafficking, police say," 4 Dec. 2019 Giles, the farm manager, signed a letter in support of her visa application. Maria Perez,, "American farms recruit Mexican veterinarians for jobs as animal scientists — but the real work is milking cows and cleaning pens for low pay," 4 Dec. 2019 Again, another conversation between [general manager] Chris [Grier], myself, [vice president of football administration] Brandon [Shore]. Wells Dusenbury,, "In signing contract extension, Eric Rowe sees bright future ahead for Miami Dolphins," 4 Dec. 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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9 Dec 2019

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“Manager.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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