overmanned


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o·ver·man

 (ō′vər-mən)
n.
1. A person having authority over others, especially an overseer or a shift supervisor.
2. (ō′vər-măn′) See superman.
tr.v. (ō′vər-măn′) o·ver·manned, o·ver·man·ning, o·ver·mans
To provide with more personnel than necessary.

[N., sense 2, translation of German Übermensch : über, over, higher + Mensch, man.]

overmanned

(ˌəʊvəˈmænd)
adj
supplied with an excessive number of men
Translations

overmanned

[ˌəʊvərˈmænd] adj (= overstaffed) [factory] → en sureffectif
Many factories were chronically overmanned → Beaucoup d'usines étaient en sureffectif chronique.

overmanned

[ˌəʊvəˈmænd] adj to be overmannedavere un'eccedenza di personale
References in classic literature ?
My soul is more than matched; she's overmanned; and by a madman!
That's just as well, because this overmanned, over-indulged Whitehall ministry can never get anything done on time, to budget or with the right manpower.
There is a deficiency of workforce in the state sector, says Professor Borce Davitkovski, but the public sector is overmanned.
THE Tata boss who bought Port Talbot's steelworks in 2007 has said it is "under-invested" and "overmanned".
When our railways were publicly owned they were overmanned, union dominated, had managers who knew nothing about customer service, and lost bucket-loads of money every year.
But their numbers have swelled as a result and the brigade are now considered to be overmanned.
DAI THOMAS is so right (Letters, June 30), the country is on its knees and still the overpaid and overmanned public sector employees fail to recognise the signs.
The goal of the ERB is to re-balance manning in 31 overmanned ratings, improve advancement rates, and increase Perform to Serve (PTS) opportunity.
They were overmanned and inefficient in many areas, and probably superfluous to some parts of the country.
PTS acts as a force shaping tool by leveling rating manning from overmanned to undermanned, and acting as a quality screening by controlling reenlistments.
THE Rovers Return is surely the most overmanned yet smallest bar in the land.
ARE Merseyside police s o overmanned they can deploy a large number of officers on speed camera duty in Great Howard Street on May 19?