manager

[man-i-jer]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. management accounting,
  2. management buyout,
  3. management company,
  4. management information system,
  5. management union,
  6. manageress,
  7. managerial,
  8. managerialism,
  9. managery,
  10. managing

Origin of manager

First recorded in 1580–90; manage + -er1

Related formsman·ag·er·ship, nounsub·man·ag·er, nounsub·man·ag·er·ship, nounun·der·man·ag·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for manager

manager

noun

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
Derived Formsmanagership, noun

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Word Origin and History for manager

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.

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