Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The power of human physical strength.
  • n. Power in terms of the workers available to a particular group or required for a particular task. See Usage Note at man.

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  • n. The total number of all available workers; the workforce.
  • n. The power exerted by a single person (analogous to horsepower.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the force of workers available

Etymologies

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man + power

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  • One-tenth of a horsepower.

    July 26, 2009