Definition of manager in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmanɪdʒə/


1A person responsible for controlling or administering an organization or group of staff: the manager of a bar
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  • As a result of allegations, the manager responsible for these staff requested a suspension hearing.
  • Rewarding staff is also a key part of the sales manager's responsibilities.
  • Does your sales manager train your staff to engage with prospective members?
executive, head of department, line manager, supervisor, principal, administrator, head, boss, director, managing director, employer, superintendent, foreman, forewoman, overseer;
informal chief, head honcho, governor
British informal gaffer, guv'nor
North American informal high muckamuck, straw boss
1.1A person who controls the professional and business activities of a performer, sports player, group of musicians, etc. if I was his manager I would offer Lewis $8 m for the fight
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  • But there came a stage when both the musician and his tour manager had to be told no more alcohol would be served to them.
  • This means mailing out your scores and CDs to competitions, conductors, managers and performers.
  • A number are involved with music as musicians, managers, writers, and record store workers.
1.2A person in charge of the activities, tactics, and training of a sports team: the team manager
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  • The same message goes out from sports team managers, some of whom are developing very bad sideline manners of late.
  • Already I detect a reduction in the number of training sessions being organised by team managers in general at present.
  • It has rigorous objectives and targets and will be monitored by directors, managers or teams.
2 [with adjective] A person regarded in terms of their skill in managing resources, especially those of a household: she was a good manager, and could make a meal out of nothing
3 [with modifier] Computing A program or system that controls or organizes a peripheral device or process: a file manager
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  • The company's file system and volume manager were often the top pick of Solaris customers.
  • The Palm database manager does not delete records automatically when the records are read.
  • The fact that it doesn't even show up in the device manager makes me think it might be damaged or defective.
4(In the Houses of Parliament and the US Senate) a member of a committee appointed by one house to confer with a similar committee of the other house.
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  • It was essential to employ parliamentary managers to translate this potential influence into majorities.



Pronunciation: /ˈmanɪdʒəʃɪp/
Example sentences
  • It is like being offered the managership of Manchester United!
  • ‘When I took over the managership I decided to leave the team alone because I thought it was good enough,’ he said.
  • Sean retired from driving around the roads of County Galway to take over managership of the Hotel in 1962 and he married Vera.

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