man·ag·er / ˈmanijər/ • n. a person responsible for controlling or administering all or part of a company or similar organization: the manager of a bar the sales manager. ∎ a person who controls the activities, business dealings, and other aspects of the career of an entertainer, athlete, group of musicians, etc.: she left it to her manager to deal with the canceled concerts. ∎ a person in charge of the activities, tactics, and training of a sports team: Frank Robinson became baseball's first black manager. ∎ (in a high school or college) a student who assists the coach of an athletic team. ∎ Comput. a program or system that controls or organizes a peripheral device or process: a file manager.DERIVATIVES: man·ag·er·ship / -ˌship/ n.
One who has charge of a corporation and control of its business, or of its branch establishments, divisions, or departments, and who is vested with a certain amount of discretion and independent judgment. A person chosen or appointed to manage, direct, or administer the affairs of another person or of a business, sports team, or the like. The designation of manager implies general power and permits reasonable inferences that the employee so designated is invested with the general conduct and control of the employer's business.