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manager

[ man-i-jer ]
/ ˈmæn ɪ dʒər /
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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.

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Origin of manager

First recorded in 1580–90; manage + -er1
SYNONYMS FOR manager
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

/ (ˈmænɪdʒə) /

noun

Derived Formsmanagership, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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