Meaning of MANAGER in English


1. a manager

2. a manager in a high position

3. a manager who is in a lower position

4. a group of managers

5. the job of being a manager


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1. a manager

▷ manager /ˈmænɪdʒəʳ/ [countable noun]

someone whose job is to be in charge of a group of people, a project, a department, or a bank, shop, hotel etc :

▪ I’d like to speak to the manager.

manager of

▪ the advertising manager of a mail-order company

bank/hotel/restaurant etc manager

▪ All new loans must be approved by the bank manager.

marketing/sales/accounts etc manager

▪ She’s one of our regional sales managers.

▷ boss /bɒsǁbɔːs/ [countable noun] informal

the person who is in charge of you at work :

▪ Does your boss know you’re looking for another job?

▪ There’s a new guy at work who’s always trying to impress the boss.

▪ The front page of the paper announced ‘Company bosses get record pay increases’.

▷ executive /ɪgˈzekjɑtɪv/ [countable noun]

a manager, especially an important one :

▪ We were visited by a young, dynamic executive from a small computer company.

executive for

▪ Clifford, a former congressman, is now an executive for a large charity.

executive stress

an illness suffered by managers who are under a lot of pressure in their jobs

▪ a psychiatrist who specializes in executive stress

▷ foreman /ˈfɔːʳmən/ [countable noun]

someone who is in charge of a group of factory workers or builders, whose job is to make sure that the workers do what the manager wants :

▪ Anton hated the foreman, who was never satisfied with anyone’s work.

foreman of

▪ He spoke as though he were a rich landowner instead of just the foreman of a modest building firm.

▷ supervisor /ˈsuːpəʳvaɪzəʳ, ˈsjuː-ǁˈsuː-/ [countable noun]

someone who is in charge of a group of workers, such as cleaners or secretaries, in an office, factory, airport etc, whose job is to make sure that the workers do what the manager wants :

▪ We still need to replace the office supervisor.

supervisor of

▪ She has worked her way up the company and is now supervisor of 50 staff members.

▷ line manager /ˈlaɪn ˌmænɪdʒəʳ/ [countable noun]

the manager who is directly in charge of you in a company, rather than a more senior manager :

▪ If you want to take a holiday, first ask your line manager.

▷ report to /rɪˈpɔːʳt tuː/ [transitive phrasal verb]

if you report to someone in a company, they are your line manager :

▪ Jan is based in Birmingham and reports to the Head of Marketing.

2. a manager in a high position

▷ director /dɪˈrektəʳ, dəˈrektəʳ, daɪ-/ [countable noun]

an important manager who is in charge of a company or a department in a company :

▪ The directors are meeting today to discuss the company’s future.

finance/sales/personnel etc director

▪ Have you met the new finance director?

director of

▪ Dr Jane Wilde, director of the Health Promotion Agency

▷ chief executive also chief executive officer/CEO American /ˌtʃiːf ɪgˈzekjɑtɪv, ˌtʃiːf ɪgˈzekjɑtɪv ˌɒfə̇səʳǁ-ˌɔːf-, ˌsiː iː ˈəʊ/ [countable noun]

the manager with most authority in the normal, everyday management of a company. This job is often combined with other jobs, such as that of president :

▪ Universal Studios is looking for a new chief executive.

chief executive of

▪ the CEO of General Motors

▷ president /ˈprezɪd ə nt, ˈprezəd ə nt/ [countable noun]

the person in charge of a large company or organization, especially in the US :

▪ Angry shareholders called for the resignation of the company president.

president of

▪ the president of CBS news

▷ vice president /ˌvaɪs ˈprezə̇dənt/ American abbreviation VP [countable noun]

the person in a company or organization who is directly below the president in rank, and who is usually responsible for a particular part of the company :

▪ Meyer hopes to become the company’s first female vice president.

vice president of/for

▪ the vice president for sales and marketing

▪ the VP of corporate affairs

▷ chairman/chairwoman /ˈtʃeəʳmən, ˈtʃeəʳˌwʊmən/ [countable noun]

the person who is in charge of a large company or organization, especially the most powerful member of its board :

▪ Doreen’s leaving party looked more like a board meeting, with the chairman and directors there to say goodbye.

chairman/chairwoman of

▪ Manley gradually worked her way up, and within ten years became chairwoman of the board.

▪ The Chairman of British Airways visited Downing Street last week.

▷ managing director /ˌmænɪdʒɪŋ də̇ˈrektəʳ/ [countable noun] British

the person in charge of the daily management of a company or organization. This job is often combined with that of chairman :

managing director of

▪ Silva has been appointed managing director of the sales division.

▪ He’s the managing director of a small printing firm.

▷ head /hed/ [countable noun]

the person in charge of an organization or department :

head of

▪ the former head of MI5, the British Intelligence Service

▪ She’s the head of research and development.

3. a manager who is in a lower position

▷ deputy /ˈdepjɑti/ [countable noun]

someone who is immediately below the rank of another manager, and who is officially in charge when that other person is away or ill :

deputy director/manager/principal etc

▪ The deputy director is authorized to act in the director’s absence.

▪ He became the deputy head of the FBI at the age of only 36.

▷ second-in-command /ˌsekənd ɪn kəˈmɑːndǁ-ˈmænd/ [countable noun]

a manager who is in charge of an organization or department when a more senior manager is not there :

▪ I left the planning to my second- in-command while I was away.

▪ She had been second- in-command at the nursing home and was now a senior manager in one of the big Boston hospitals.

4. a group of managers

▷ management /ˈmænɪdʒmənt/ []

the people who are in charge of an organization, not the ordinary workers :

▪ Talks between the workers and the management broke down today.

senior management

▪ Senior management seem to be completely out of touch with their staff’s needs.

▷ the board/the board of directors /ðə ˈbɔːʳd, ðə ˌbɔːʳd əv də̇ˈrektəʳz/ []

the group of people who have been chosen to manage a company, and who meet regularly to make important decisions :

▪ There are only two women on the company’s board of directors.

▪ Last year the board approved use of funds to improve staff training.

be appointed to the board (of directors)

▪ Carmichael was appointed to the board in July.

board meeting

▪ An emergency board meeting was hastily arranged.

▷ head office British /the head office American /(ðə) ˌhed ˈɒfə̇sǁ-ˈɔːf-/ [singular noun]

the group of top managers of a company who work in it’s central office and control the rest of the company’s offices from there :

▪ Head office must approve any order for new equipment.

▪ In the past, strategy was dictated by the head office.

▷ the powers that be /ðə ˌpaʊəʳz ðət ˈbiː/ [noun phrase]

an expression meaning the management of an organization, used especially when the organization is so large that you do not know who the management is :

▪ The powers that be have decided that our lunch breaks should be reduced to 45 minutes.

5. the job of being a manager

▷ management /ˈmænɪdʒmənt/ [uncountable noun]

the job or skill of being a manager :

▪ Val has finished college and is looking for a job in management.

▪ a course aimed at improving management skills

good/bad management

▪ The failure of many small businesses is caused by bad management.

▷ managerial /ˌmænɪˈdʒɪ ə riəl◂, ˌmænəˈdʒɪ ə riəl◂/ [adjective only before noun]

connected with being a manager - use this about the jobs that managers do or the skills that they need :

▪ This is her first managerial job.

▪ This is the biggest crisis of his managerial career.

▪ Managerial skills and technical expertise are often in short supply.

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