Definitions for manpowerˈmænˌpaʊ ər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word manpower
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the power supplied by human physical exertions.
power in terms of people available or required for work or military service.
work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men(noun)
the force of workers available
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
people who work
a lack of manpower in rural areas
The total number of all available workers; the workforce.
The power exerted by a single person (analogous to horsepower.)
Origin: man + power
Manpower is a 1941 film drama starring Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, and George Raft. It was written by Richard Macauley and Jerry Wald, and directed by Raoul Walsh. Robinson and Raft got into a fistfight on the set that was eagerly splashed all over the front pages of the nation's newspapers. Victor McLaglen was originally going to play Robinson's role, which would have made it a supporting part, and Raft reportedly resented sharing leading man status on the film as a result of Robinson being cast instead. Raft chose Manpower over the remake of the 1931 pre-Code version of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, and the career-igniting role of Sam Spade went to Humphrey Bogart instead. The script is one of many reworkings of the plotline for a 1932 Robinson movie called Tiger Shark, in which Robinson played essentially the same part, only as a tuna fisherman rather than an electric power lineman. The supporting cast of Manpower includes Alan Hale, Sr., Frank McHugh and Eve Arden.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
See manpower requirements; manpower resources.
Translations for manpower
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the number of people available for employment etc
There's a shortage of manpower in the building industry.
- القُدْرَه البَشَرِيَّهArabic
- работна ръкаBulgarian
- mão-de-obraPortuguese (BR)
- pracovní sílaCzech
- die ArbeitskraftGerman
- ανθρώπινο, εργατικό δυναμικόGreek
- mano de obraSpanish
- نیروی انسانیFarsi
- כּוֹח אָדָםHebrew
- tenaga kerjaIndonesian
- 동원 가능 인력Korean
- darbo jėgaLithuanian
- siła roboczaPolish
- نیروی انسانیPersian
- انسانى قوهPashto
- mână de lucruRomanian
- рабочая силаRussian
- pracovná silaSlovak
- delovna silaSlovenian
- insan gücüTurkish
- 人力Chinese (Trad.)
- робоча силаUkrainian
- افرادی قوتUrdu
- nhân lựcVietnamese
- 人力Chinese (Simp.)
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