n. The act of managing physically; handling; manipulation; physical or manual control or guidance: as, the management of a horse in riding; the management of a gun.n. The act of managing by direction or regulation; intellectual control; conduct; administration; as, the management of a family, or of a theater; a board of management.n. Manner of managing; use of artifice, contrivance, skill, or prudence in doing anything.n. Negotiation; transaction; dealing.n. Collectively, the body of directors or managers of any undertaking, concern, or interets; a board of directors of managers.