Manager vs Professional - What's the difference?

manager | professional |

As nouns the difference between manager and professional

is that manager is manager while professional is a person who belongs to a profession.

As an adjective professional is

of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?





(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




    (wikipedia professional) (en noun)
  • A person who belongs to a profession
  • A person who earns his living from a specified activity
  • An expert.
  • * 1934 , edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 97:
  • I have learned that there is a person attached to a golf club called a professional'. Find out who fills that post at the Green Meadow Club; invite the ' professional , urgently, to dine with us this evening.


    (en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
  • *
  • *:His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill;.
  • That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.
  • (lb) Expert.
  • Derived terms

    * non-professional, nonprofessional * professionalism * unprofessional