- 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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1. administrator, executive, superintendent, supervisor; boss.
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Examples from the Web for sub-manager
The sub-manager, on the threshold, had noticed a breach of the rules.Sentimental Education Vol 1
The sub-manager exchanged a look of consternation with Fulner before he followed.Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker
I had talks with the sub-manager, and, on various pretexts to get information, I interviewed bankers and money men in the city.
I related above how we had in some incomprehensible way omitted putting on the letter of credit the sub-manager's name.
It was under the management of Mr. Edwin Wignall, who had been sub-manager at the District.
- 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
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Word Origin and History for sub-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.
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