[man-pou-er] /ˈmænˌpaʊ ər/
in terms of people available or required for work or military service:
the manpower of a country.
power supplied by men
a unit of power based on the rate at which a man can work; approximately 75 watts
the number of people available or required to perform a particular function: the manpower of a battalion
1855, from man (n.) + power (n.). Proposed in 1824 as a specific unit of measure of power.
noun 1. the power supplied by human physical exertions: an ancient building constructed entirely by man power. 2. a unit of power, assumed to be equal to the rate at which a person can do mechanical work, and commonly taken as 1/10 (0.1) horsepower. 3. rate of work in terms of this unit. 4. .
[man-ee-ok, mey-nee-] /ˈmæn iˌɒk, ˈmeɪ ni-/ noun 1. . /ˈmænɪˌɒk/ noun 1. another name for cassava (sense 1) n. 1560s, from Tupi manioch, mandioca, name for the root of the cassava plant.
- Man purse
noun See man bag noun phrase A handbag carried by a male, esp a metrosexual
[mahnk] /mɑ̃k/ noun, French. 1. the numbers 1 to 18 in roulette. [mahng-key; French mahn-key] /mɑŋˈkeɪ; French mɑ̃ˈkeɪ/ adjective 1. having failed, missed, or fallen short, especially because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated (usually used postpositively): a poet manqué who never produced a single book of verse. /mɑ̃ke; English […]