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.
Recent Examples on the Web Forest Cove property manager, Millennia Companies in Ohio, wants to relocate the 212 residents for repairs. Wilborn Nobles, ajc, 17 May 2022 The Pacers assistant general manager, who will be the team’s representative when the ping pong balls decide which team will have the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, has done this before. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 16 May 2022 The sketch fictionalized security footage of the former couple's property manager (played by Kenan Thompson) discovering the feces on the bed. Jessica Wang,, 16 May 2022 The new manager, who is white, had been shot in the knee while working at her register. New York Times, 16 May 2022 Then came a fateful question from a manager for his developmental team in Monterrey, Mexico: Third base or pitcher? José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2022 She’s the interim general manager of the Office of Exposition Park Management, which maintains the historic 160-acre site. Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 A couple days after Jim Crane called out the Yankees, and specifically their general manager Brian Cashman, for some of their comments about the cheating that went on in Houston, Cashman fired back. Matt Young, Chron, 13 May 2022 Mycoff’s firm helped CPS hire former CEO Milton Lee in the 2000s, as well as Austin Energy’s current general manager, Jackie Sargent. Diego Mendoza-moyers, San Antonio Express-News, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of manager

1588, in the meaning defined above

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“Manager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for manager


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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