Meaning of “manager” in the English Dictionary

"manager" in British English

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managernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmæn.ɪ.dʒər/ us /ˈmæn.ə.dʒɚ/

A2 the person who is responsible for managing an organization:

a bank manager
a station manager
a store manager
the production manager
I would like to speak to the manager.

A2 the person whose job is to organize and sometimes train a sports team:

a football manager

A2 The manager of a singer, actor, or other performer is a person whose job is to arrange the business part of their work.

More examples

  • She marched into the office and demanded to speak to the manager.
  • Organizational ability is an essential attribute for a good manager.
  • Obviously as sales manager he'll be very involved in the promotion and marketing of the product.
  • There is a widening split between senior managers and the rest of the workforce.
  • If you're dissatisfied with the service, why don't you complain to the hotel manager?

(Definition of “manager” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"manager" in American English

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managernoun [ C ]

us /ˈmæn·ɪ·dʒər/

someone whose job is to control or organize someone or something, esp. a business:

the manager of a supermarket
He is manager of the New York City Ballet.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˌmæn·əˈdʒɪr·i·əl/

managerial skills

(Definition of “manager” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)