What does Manager mean?

Definitions for Manager
ˈmæn ɪ dʒərman·a·ger

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Manager.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. director, manager, managing directornoun

    someone who controls resources and expenditures

  2. coach, manager, handlernoun

    (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team


  1. managernoun

    A person whose job is to manage something, such as a business, a restaurant, or a sports team.

  2. managernoun

    The head coach.

  3. managernoun

    An administrator, for a singer or group.

  4. managernoun

    (computer software) A window whose purpose is to give the user the control over some aspect of the software.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Managernoun

    Etymology: from manage.

    A skilful manager of the rabble, so long as they have but ears to hear, needs never enquire whether they have any understanding. Robert South, Sermons.

    The manager opens his sluice every night, and distributes the water into the town. Addison.

    An artful manager, that crept between
    His friend and shame, and was a kind of screen. Alexander Pope.

    A prince of great aspiring thoughts: in the main, a manager of his treasure, and yet bountiful, from his own motion, wherever he discerns merit. William Temple, Miscel.

    The most severe censor cannot but be pleased with the prodigality of Ovid’s wit; though he could have wished, that the master of it had been a better manager. Dryden.


  1. manager

    A manager is a person who is responsible for controlling or administering an organization, a division of a company, or a group of staff within an organization. They have various roles, such as planning, directing, coordinating, supervising, and overseeing operations or employee performance to achieve certain goals or objectives. A manager can also serve as a bridge between upper management and the teams they oversee. Their responsibilities may also entail decision-making, problem-solving, and strategizing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Managernoun

    one who manages; a conductor or director; as, the manager of a theater

  2. Managernoun

    a person who conducts business or household affairs with economy and frugality; a good economist

  3. Managernoun

    a contriver; an intriguer


  1. ManaGeR

    ManaGeR or MGR was an early windowing system originally designed and developed for Sun computers in 1984 by Stephen A. Uhler, then at Bellcore. MGR featured overlapped, asynchronous windows and an applications interface that was both machine and network independent. Each MGR window had support for both character terminal operations as well as basic graphics operations. It was controlled by mousing pop-up menus, by keyboard interaction, and by escape sequences written on pseudo-terminals by client software. The system was presented at the USENIX Fourth Computer Graphics Workshop in 1987 as "MGR - a Window System for UNIX". The entire MGR source code was posted to the comp.sources.unix Usenet newsgroup, Volume 17, Issue 1, in January 1989. Internally, MGR was pronounced as munger referring to mung, although the users pronounced each letter.

Editors Contribution

  1. manager

    A person with the role, responsibility, ability, experience, skills, knowledge, tools and technology to manage.

    The manager was very efficient, organized and understanding and always discussed things with employees.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Manager' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #690

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Manager' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1131

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Manager' in Nouns Frequency: #189

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Manager in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Manager in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Manager in a Sentence

  1. Foram Sheth:

    When you feel like you have to constantly monitor what you are saying... when you feel like you are constantly being scolded or evaluated, feeling like you are under a microscope constantly, and when you feel like your manager doesn't have your back, there is no trust there -- when those three things are present, it's not going to work.

  2. Dan Caldwell:

    One of our frustrations is it took incredible amounts of time to fire people at the higher echelons of The VA, it could take hundreds of days to terminate someone, even though they were a senior manager.

  3. Barry Goodman:

    It will come down to whether a manager can make money in different market environments and deliver non-correlated returns, but that requires a more complex decision-making process.

  4. Lisa Hodges:

    But he (the manager) didn't want to move, because I guess instinctually you realize they're probably just going to take off.

  5. Brian Kropp:

    The job of a front-line manager is arguably going to be harder than it's ever been before.

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