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manager

[man-i-jer] /ˈmæn ɪ dʒər/
noun
1.
a person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of a part, division, or phase of it.
2.
a person who manages:
the manager of our track team.
3.
a person who controls and manipulates resources and expenditures, as of a household.
4.
British. (formerly) a theatrical producer.
Origin of manager
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; manage + -er1
Related forms
managership, noun
submanager, noun
submanagership, noun
undermanager, noun
Synonyms
1. administrator, executive, superintendent, supervisor; boss.
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Examples from the Web for manager
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  • 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 Charles Dickens
  • At one o'clock precisely I was shown into the manager's office.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • I rushed back again and sent my name in to the manager's office.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • I was willing to humour the poor fellow, who must have been as poor a manager as he had been an artiste.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
British Dictionary definitions for manager

manager

/ˈmænɪdʒə/
noun
1.
a person who directs or manages an organization, industry, shop, etc
2.
a person who controls the business affairs of an actor, entertainer, etc
3.
a person who controls the training of a sportsman or team
4.
a person who has a talent for managing efficiently
5.
(law) a person appointed by a court to carry on a business during receivership
6.
(in Britain) a member of either House of Parliament appointed to arrange a matter in which both Houses are concerned
7.
a computer program that organizes a resource, such as a set of files or a database
Derived Forms
managership, noun
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Word Origin and History for manager
n.

1580s, "one who manages," agent noun from manage. Specific sense of "one who conducts a house of business or public institution" is from 1705.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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