- a person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of a part, division, or phase of it.
- a person who manages: the manager of our track team.
- a person who controls and manipulates resources and expenditures, as of a household.
- British. (formerly) a theatrical producer.
Origin of manager
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Examples from the Web for manager
“Then I learned he can't spell and is a manager at a CPK,” she said.My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
Then I spoke to my manager about it and he said that they were already interested in me for Robyn.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline
December 16, 2014
But instead of talking to us and resolving the issue, or getting a manager involved, the clerk calls the cops.The Day I Used Eric Garner’s Voice
December 5, 2014
Lisa Jackson, the manager, was white, but she charged that the environment of sexual harassment extended to racial discrimination.The Tragic History of Southern Food
November 12, 2014
“We have guests run away all the time,” says manager Lee-Ann Wilber, who purchased the house 11 years ago.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?
October 30, 2014
The manager was goin' through the office and heard the laugh they give me.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
I think the whole staff was female, with the exception of the steward or manager.The Uncommercial Traveller
At one o'clock precisely I was shown into the manager's office.
I rushed back again and sent my name in to the manager's office.
I was willing to humour the poor fellow, who must have been as poor a manager as he had been an artiste.
- a person who directs or manages an organization, industry, shop, etc
- a person who controls the business affairs of an actor, entertainer, etc
- a person who controls the training of a sportsman or team
- a person who has a talent for managing efficiently
- law a person appointed by a court to carry on a business during receivership
- (in Britain) a member of either House of Parliament appointed to arrange a matter in which both Houses are concerned
- a computer program that organizes a resource, such as a set of files or a database
Word Origin and History for manager
1580s, "one who manages," agent noun from manage. Specific sense of "one who conducts a house of business or public institution" is from 1705.