- 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
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Examples from the Web for under-manager
In 1674 he became an under-manager of a Jamaica estate, but continued only a short time in this situation.
Cibber himself played an active role in the creation of the position of stage manager or "under-manager" (LS, 3, I, xcvi).The Harlot's Progress, The Rake's Progress
- 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
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Word Origin and History for under-manager
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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