Manager vs Official - What's the difference?

manager | official |

As nouns the difference between manager and official

is that manager is manager while official is an office holder invested with powers and authorities.

As an adjective official is

of or pertaining to an office or public trust.





(en noun)
  • (management) A person whose job is to manage something, such as a business, a restaurant, or a sports team.
  • * 2013 , Phil McNulty, "[]", BBC Sport , 1 September 2013:
  • And it was a fitting victory for Liverpool as Anfield celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of their legendary Scottish manager Bill Shankly.
  • (baseball) The head coach.
  • (music) An administrator, for a singer or group. (rfex)
  • (computer software) A window or application whose purpose is to give the user the control over some aspect of the software.
  • a file manager'''; a task '''manager'''; Program '''Manager


    * (person who manages) administrator, boss, chief, controller, comptroller, foreman, head, head man, overseer, organizer, superintendent, supervisor

    Derived terms

    * line manager * middle manager * player-manager



    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to an office or public trust.
  • official duties
  • Derived from the proper office or officer, or from the proper authority; made or communicated by virtue of authority
  • an official statement or report
  • Approved by authority; authorized.
  • sanctioned by the pharmacopoeia; appointed to be used in medicine; officinal
  • an official drug or preparation
  • Discharging an office or function.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • the stomach and other parts official unto nutrition
  • Relating to an office; especially, to a subordinate executive officer or attendant.
  • Relating to an ecclesiastical judge appointed by a bishop, chapter, archdeacon, etc., with charge of the spiritual jurisdiction.
  • Antonyms

    * unofficial


    (en noun)
  • An office holder invested with powers and authorities.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-03-15, volume=410, issue=8878, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Turn it off , passage=If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, […]. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast’s status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.}}
  • A person responsible for applying the rules of a game or sport in a competition.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * fourth official