a man above others in power or authority
transitive verb-·manned′, -·man′ning
to supply with more persons than necessary
- A person having authority over others, especially an overseer or a shift supervisor.
- See superman.
transitive verbo·ver·manned, o·ver·man·ning, o·ver·mans
To provide with more personnel than necessary.
Origin of overmanN., sense 2, translation of German &Udie;bermensch über over, higher Mensch man
(third-person singular simple present overmans, present participle overmanning, simple past and past participle overmanned)
- to provide with too many personnel
over- +"Ž man