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What does manager mean?
Manager most commonly refers to a person who supervises employees in a company or other organization.
Managers are typically somewhere in the middle level of an organization—the term most commonly refers to a person who is a boss but also has a boss. Manager is the noun form of the verb manage, which has many meanings but commonly means to be in charge of or supervise employees.
Example: After six years, I’ve finally been promoted to the position of manager.
Where does manager come from?
The first records of manager come from around 1600. Manage is recorded earlier, around the mid-1500s. It comes from the Italian maneggiare, meaning “to handle” or “to train (horses),” from the Latin manus, “hand.”
Managers are responsible for training and handling their employees (whom they should NOT treat like horses). A manager typically oversees a group of people in a company and is usually responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing operations among that group of people. Collectively, the managers in a company (especially the top ones) are called the management. A manager is often a boss, but a manager also often has a boss. (Such a person is often described as being part of middle management.)
In professional baseball, the coach of a team is called the manager. Many sports teams also have another kind of manager—a person who manages the equipment and takes care of other things for the players. The word is used in a similar way in the context of entertainment to refer to the person who handles the business affairs of an entertainer or performer. Sometimes, a manager isn’t even a human (and we don’t just mean that as an insult to bad managers). The word can refer to a type of computer program that organizes something, as in file manager.
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What are some other forms related to manager?
- manage (verb)
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How is manager used in real life?
Manager is a straightforward word, so whether it sounds positive or negative to you probably depends on whether you’ve had good managers or bad managers.
There is an old rule in management that a good manager doesn’t have just a Plan A, but they must have a Plan B & Plan C in the background, just in case the first one doesn’t work. ../7
— Alan Baxter (@AlanBixter) April 6, 2020
It’s crazy how having a bad manager will make u wanna leave a good company
— Dany Manansala (@svmmertimemagic) April 3, 2020
Nothing turns people away from a business faster than a manager that treats their employees poorly. It makes them just as uncomfortable as if they were the ones who were being treated that way. Great article! #UIS431
— Bailey Wallingford (@bailey__w) October 9, 2018
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Example sentences from the Web for manager
“Then I learned he can't spell and is a manager at a CPK,” she said.
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|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But instead of talking to us and resolving the issue, or getting a manager involved, the clerk calls the cops.
“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?|Nina Strochlic|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was February, and I told my manager, ‘No movies… just don’t call me until the summer.The Revival of Kieran Culkin: A Reluctant Star Seizes the Spotlight|Marlow Stern|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At six o'clock, he wished to go to the manager and give up the part.Tales From Bohemia|Robert Neilson Stephens
Still, the manager himself hadn't really cared about the Twinklers since the canary came.Christopher and Columbus|Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
A manager who accidentally saw them perform, proposed making an engagement with them.Acrobats and Mountebanks|Hugues Le Roux
And, to the infinite surprise of the manager, there was a slight smile on his boyish face.Selected Stories|Bret Harte
“No,” replied the manager, keeping her eyes away from Mary Louise.The Mystery of the Secret Band|Edith Lavell