manpower Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “manpower” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of manpower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"manpower" in American English

See all translations

manpowernoun [U]

 us   /ˈmænˌpɑʊ·ər/
the ​supply of ​people who are ​able to ​work: For ​years there was a ​shortage of manpower in ​engineering.
(Definition of manpower from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"manpower" in Business English

See all translations

manpowernoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmænˌpaʊər/
HR, WORKPLACE the ​supply of ​people who are able to ​work or who are needed to do a particular ​job: trained/skilled manpower New ​initiatives will ​focus on ​improving the ​quality of ​trained manpower. The manpower ​shortage has ​officersworking 12-hour ​shifts.
(Definition of manpower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “manpower”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人力,劳动力…
in Turkish insan gücü…
in Russian рабочая сила…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人力,勞動力…
in Polish siła robocza…
What is the pronunciation of manpower?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “manpower”

Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More