- power furnished by human physical strength
- the collective strength or availability for work of the people in any given area, nation, etc.
The definition of manpower is the strength or force of a human, or the combined strength of a group of people.
An example of manpower is the muscle power of five men on a work crew.
Also written man power
- The power of human physical strength.
- Power in terms of the workers available to a particular group or required for a particular task. See Usage Note at chairman.
- Adecco and Manpower are two powerful chains that might be able to find you medical assistant jobs.
- Velrose Lingerie started up in 1914 in Philadelphia as a home business, and it was steady until the second World War, when a family member partner joined and freed up enough manpower to create more than a single style.
- Large businesses and corporations often have customized forms designed specific to their needs, but smaller businesses may not have the manpower to dedicate to the creation of customized forms from scratch.
- Heelys shoes replacement wheels are easy to work with, but they may take a little bit of getting used to since they're pressure fitted and do take a bit of manpower to get them switched out.
- Sony, having invested significant manpower and resources in the project, decided to take what they had so far and create a full blown console of their own.