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ˈmænˌpaʊ ərman·pow·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. work force, workforce, manpower, hands, mennoun

    the force of workers available


  1. manpowernoun

    The total number of all available workers; the workforce.

    Etymology: man + power

  2. manpowernoun

    The power exerted by a single person (analogous to horsepower.)

    Etymology: man + power


  1. Manpower

    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

  1. manpower

    See manpower requirements; manpower resources.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manpower in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manpower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of manpower in a Sentence

  1. Nona Blouin:

    If that was a little White girl out there or a White woman, I'm sure they would have had helicopters, airplanes and dogs and searches -- a lot of manpower out there -- scouring where that person was lost, none of that has happened for Nona Blouin.

  2. Paton Walsh:

    I think the hope amongst the Peshmerga and the coalition is that the level of manpower they have here, their dominance in the skies, means potentially this could be over in days, but with a town of this size which had tens of thousands living in it before -- which ISIS has had months to prepare for an onslaught against -- this could turn out to be trickier than some are hoping.

  3. John Catanzara:

    That is not because of the FOP, that is 100 % because of the mayor's unwillingness to budge from her hard line so whatever happens because of the manpower issue, that falls at the mayor's doorstep.

  4. Thames Water:

    This fatberg is up there with the biggest we’ve ever seen, it’s a total monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove as it’s set hard.

  5. Sean McGoffin:

    We do have technology, this is technology that we didn't used to have, so we're getting some of that from our headquarters component and we're really thankful for their investment in The Big Bend Sector, we're always going to need a little bit more manpower, but we're adept in this sector of doing what we have to do to make things happen.

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