Definition of manager in English:



  • 1A person responsible for controlling or administering an organization or group of staff.

    ‘the manager of a bar’
    • ‘Almost half felt managers did not involve staff in important decisions.’
    • ‘Regular meetings are held between managers and supervisory staff to look at ways in which the centre can be improved.’
    • ‘It is also true that there will be fewer managers and more staff working directly with children and young people.’
    • ‘The results were circulated to staff by managers last week, and passed to the Sunday Herald on request.’
    • ‘Does your sales manager train your staff to engage with prospective members?’
    • ‘Many staff were contacted by managers over the weekend to undergo the tests.’
    • ‘As managers or staff employees, our failure to do so reflects a poor professional ethic.’
    • ‘Stagecoach had prepared an emergency timetable and was going to use managers and non-driving staff with public service licences.’
    • ‘Worried staff managers had to call for police to maintain order.’
    • ‘Rewarding staff is also a key part of the sales manager's responsibilities.’
    • ‘Morale and motivation among staff and managers dips and passenger abuse increases.’
    • ‘Department managers will be responsible for introducing and managing changes associated with the renovations.’
    • ‘It called for pub and bar managers to act more responsibly but stopped short of recommending a ban on live World Cup games being screened in the town.’
    • ‘These courses are tailored for all levels of bar workers from door staff to managers.’
    • ‘As a result of allegations, the manager responsible for these staff requested a suspension hearing.’
    • ‘Bar staff, doormen and managers could be held criminally liable whereas previously it was only the responsibility of the licence holder.’
    • ‘In some cases, the law has made IT managers legally responsible for adherence to corporate governance rules.’
    • ‘The software can cut down on the time it takes managers to schedule their staff.’
    • ‘The survey also found sales managers and directors were to blame for recruiting staff who would not be suited to their job.’
    • ‘As a loyal employee, the manager is responsible for keeping salaries at a reasonable level.’
    executive, head of department, line manager, supervisor, principal, administrator, head, boss, director, managing director, employer, superintendent, foreman, forewoman, overseer
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    1. 1.1 A 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’
      • ‘We need to move into an era where Zambian musicians have managers, like in the past.’
      • ‘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.’
      organizer, controller, comptroller
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    2. 1.2 A person in charge of the activities, tactics, and training of a sports team.
      ‘the team manager’
      • ‘The same message goes out from sports team managers, some of whom are developing very bad sideline manners of late.’
      • ‘Players must contact their respective team managers as soon as possible with their nomination for player of the year.’
      • ‘It has rigorous objectives and targets and will be monitored by directors, managers or teams.’
      • ‘A lot of team managers would serve their teams much better if they engaged with their players and explained the rules to them.’
      • ‘All team managers and mentors for the coming year should attend.’
      • ‘All team managers as well as club officers will be in attendance.’
      • ‘While some managers of vanquished teams have given their players a break, Gray has sentenced his men to hard labour and they will not have a day off until Friday.’
      • ‘The following team managers were appointed for the coming year to take charge of the various teams at underage level.’
      • ‘The organisers are appealing to all parents and team managers to attend.’
      • ‘Tom and Joby Costello were installed as the new managers of the team.’
      • ‘The team will go outside the organization for a new manager and coaching staff.’
      • ‘Already I detect a reduction in the number of training sessions being organised by team managers in general at present.’
      • ‘Oddly enough, the same gesture is also used to denote bank managers, estate agents, lawyers, and football team managers.’
      • ‘The entire game was played in a fine sporting manner which reflected glowingly on both sets of team managers.’
      • ‘Being a manager in business is just like being a manager of a football team.’
      • ‘You can show your support for the manager, team or a particular player by sponsoring their shirt next season.’
      • ‘Anyway, congratulations to the team and the manager and we all hope to see the black and white back in Croke Park next year.’
      • ‘The team managers were Holy Atchison and Ashley Paterson.’
      • ‘Although he hadn't reached the finish line, the team managers got a good impression of him and appreciated his technical maturity.’
      • ‘The only solution here is for team managers to take strong action against any of their players who indulge in this type of actions.’
  • 2with 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’
    organizer, controller, comptroller
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  • 3Computing
    with modifier A program or system that controls or organizes a peripheral device or process.

    ‘a file manager’
    • ‘The input manager operates between a device driver and a player application program.’
    • ‘If it exists, the display manager will then run the program listed in the file.’
    • ‘The fact that it doesn't even show up in the device manager makes me think it might be damaged or defective.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 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.

    • ‘It was essential to employ parliamentary managers to translate this potential influence into majorities.’