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

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

Synonyms for manager Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for managership

Historical Examples of managership

  • Now, you remember last night I offered you the managership of the mine.

  • John Kenyon, as you will learn by reading the letter, desires the managership of the mine.

  • Since I cant play the good old game alone, Ive decided to bury my disappointment in managership.

  • He had come to tell me he had got the offer of the managership of a station across the border in Riverina.

  • Before he quitted the workshop for public life a future managership had been hinted at.

British Dictionary definitions for managership



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 managership



1580s, "one who manages," agent noun from manage. Specific sense of "one who conducts a house of business or public institution" is from 1705.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper