Definition of managing in US English:



  • attributive Having executive or supervisory control or authority.

    ‘a managing editor’
    ‘the managing director’
    • ‘I sometimes have to stop myself because I go home and am still playing the managing director.’
    • ‘Now, as a managing director of The Transitions Institute, she's helping executives make changes like the one she just made.’
    • ‘A managing director or the chief executive officer of a company can become successful only when he leads his team through difficult situations.’
    • ‘The managing editor of The New Criterion, Kimball is the author of two earlier books and co-editor of two others.’
    • ‘Christopher M. Allegretti was named managing principal and chief executive officer of Hill, Barth & King, a firm he joined in 1984.’
    • ‘Mr De Staic, the managing director of the company, accepted the award, which recognised corporate achievement quality and excellence.’
    • ‘Its managing director John Walker, who has worked there for 45 years, said the company was continuing its own refurbishment plans and extending its new warehouse to 140,000 square feet.’
    • ‘Marc Balevi is a managing partner and Executive Vice President of TechnoCap.’
    • ‘If further discussion is needed, the executive editor and the managing editor can be involved.’
    • ‘He also serves as a managing director, executive committee member, and secretary-treasurer of the Metropolitan Opera Association.’
    • ‘The article itself indicates that the author had spoken to Mr. Deedes, the managing director of DT; but there is no evidence from him.’
    • ‘Bob Lynch is the managing director of Aardvark Pest Control, based in Dublin’
    • ‘He joined Glenmorangie in 1997, becoming managing director the following year and chief executive in 2000.’
    • ‘The sale was handled by Bradford-born entrepreneur Linda Watts, the managing director of Partners Property Management.’
    • ‘Well, I've been a managing editor and an executive editor.’
    • ‘Its managing director, Jan Sowa, said: ‘We are really excited about this deal.’’
    • ‘Williams is the managing partner and chief executive officer of Williams Partners Inc., an investment banking firm.’
    • ‘But its managing director downplayed any controversy.’
    • ‘The roles of the two existing executive directors, who currently share the functions of managing director, will be revised in light of the new appointment.’
    • ‘In addition, one third of the directors - except for the managing director and the editor - will submit themselves for re-election each year.’
    acceptance, shouldering, handling, managing, tackling, taking on
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