[ man-i-jer ]
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  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.

  1. a person who controls and manipulates resources and expenditures, as of a household.

  2. British. (formerly) a theatrical producer.

Origin of manager

First recorded in 1580–90; manage + -er1

Other words for manager

Other words from manager

  • man·ag·er·ship, noun
  • sub·man·ag·er, noun
  • sub·man·ag·er·ship, noun
  • un·der·man·ag·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use manager in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for manager


/ (ˈmænɪdʒə) /

  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

  1. a person who controls the training of a sportsman or team

  2. a person who has a talent for managing efficiently

  3. law a person appointed by a court to carry on a business during receivership

  4. (in Britain) a member of either House of Parliament appointed to arrange a matter in which both Houses are concerned

  5. a computer program that organizes a resource, such as a set of files or a database

Derived forms of manager

  • managership, noun

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