verb (used with object), managed, managing.
to bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship:
She managed to see the governor. How does she manage it on such a small income?
to take charge or care of:
to manage my investments.
to dominate or influence (a person) by tact, flattery, or artifice:
He manages the child with exemplary skill.
to handle, direct, govern, or control in action or use:
She managed the boat efficiently.
to wield (a weapon, tool, etc.).
to handle or train (a horse) in the exercises of the manège.
Archaic. to use sparingly or with judgment, as health or money; husband.
verb (used without object), managed, managing.
to conduct business, commercial affairs, etc.; be in charge:
Who will manage while the boss is away?
to continue to function, progress, or succeed, usually despite hardship or difficulty; get along:
How will he manage with his wife gone? It was a rough time, but we managed.
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to be in charge (of); administer: to manage one’s affairs, to manage a shop
to succeed in being able (to do something) despite obstacles; contrive: did you manage to go to sleep?
to have room, time, etc, for: can you manage dinner tomorrow?
to exercise control or domination over, often in a tactful or guileful manner
(intransitive) to contrive to carry on despite difficulties, esp financial ones: he managed quite well on very little money
to wield or handle (a weapon)
(rare) to be frugal in the use of
an archaic word for manège
To cope satisfactorily; survive; get by: It’s a lot to pay, but we’ll manage (1655+)
adjective 1. lacking a normal or sufficient work force, complement of troops, or the like; understaffed; short-handed.
noun 1. a military officer of the highest rank, as in the French and some other armies. Compare field marshal. 2. an administrative officer of a U.S. judicial district who performs duties similar to those of a sheriff. 3. a court officer serving processes, attending court, giving personal service to the judges, etc. 4. the […]
noun 1. a person with the ability or power to use, control, or dispose of something: a master of six languages; to be master of one’s fate. 2. an owner of a slave, animal, etc. 3. an employer of workers or servants. 4. the male head of a household. 5. a person eminently skilled in […]
noun 1. what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import: the three meanings of a word. 2. the end, purpose, or significance of something: What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of this intrusion? 3. Linguistics. the nonlinguistic cultural correlate, reference, or denotation of a linguistic form; […]