Management Man"age*ment, n. [From {Manage}, v.] 1. The act or art of managing; the manner of treating, directing, carrying on, or using, for a purpose; conduct; administration; guidance; control; as, the management of a family or of a farm; the management of a business enterprise; the management of state affairs. ``The management of the voice.'' --E. Porter. [1913 Webster]

2. Business dealing; negotiation; arrangement. [1913 Webster]

He had great managements with ecclesiastics. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. Judicious use of means to accomplish an end; conduct directed by art or address; skillful treatment; cunning practice; -- often in a bad sense. [1913 Webster]

Mark with what management their tribes divide Some stick to you, and some to t'other side. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. The collective body of those who manage or direct any enterprise or interest; the board of managers. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Conduct; administration; government; direction; guidance; care; charge; contrivance; intrigue. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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