man ‧ ag ‧ er S1 W1 /ˈmænɪdʒə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ management , ↑ manager , ↑ manageability , ↑ manageress ; adjective : ↑ manageable ≠ ↑ unmanageable , ↑ managerial ; verb : ↑ manage ]
1 . someone whose job is to manage part or all of a company or other organization
bank/sales/project etc manager
She’s now assistant marketing manager for the south east area.
one of our regional managers
the general manager of Chevrolet
a middle manager in a computer company (=someone who manages a small part of a company)
⇨ ↑ line manager
2 . someone who is in charge of training and organizing a sports team:
the new England manager
the manager of Lazio
3 . someone who is in charge of the business affairs of a singer, an actor etc
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▪ boss the person who is in charge of you at work. Boss sounds rather informal. The usual word to use in more formal English is manager :
Does your boss know you're looking for another job?
▪ manager the person in charge of a business such as a shop, a bank, or a hotel, or of a part of a business:
I'd like to speak to the hotel manager.
the sales manager
the manager of an Italian restaurant
▪ head the person who is in charge of an organization or a department within that organization:
the head of the CIA
My wife's head of the French department at the university.
He was the former head of the American Cancer Society.
▪ chief the most important person or one of the most important people in an organization such as the police, the fire department, or the army:
the chief of police
Health chiefs have secured cash to build two new hospitals.
▪ president especially American English the person who is in charge of a large company or a department within a company:
the president of CBS news
Angry shareholders called for the resignation of the company president.
▪ managing director British English the person who is in charge of the daily management of a company or organization:
He's the managing director of a small printing firm.
▪ chief executive ( also chief executive officer, CEO ) the person who is in charge of the daily management of a company:
the CEO of General Motors
Universal Studios is looking for a new chief executive.
▪ supervisor someone who is in charge of a group of workers, whose job is to make sure that the workers do what the manager wants:
He was employed as a warehouse supervisor.
▪ line manager the manager who is directly in charge of you in a company:
If you want to take a holiday, first ask your line manager.
▪ report to somebody if you report to someone in a company, that person is directly in charge of you:
Jan is based in Birmingham and reports to the Head of Marketing.