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[n. oh-ver-muh n for 1, oh-ver-man for 2; v. oh-ver-man] /n. ˈoʊ vər mən for 1, ˈoʊ vərˌmæn for 2; v. ˌoʊ vərˈmæn/
noun, plural overmen
[oh-ver-muh n for 1;oh-ver-men for 2] /ˈoʊ vər mən for 1;ˈoʊ vərˌmɛn for 2/ (Show IPA)
1.
a foreman, supervisor, or overseer.
2.
a superman.
verb (used with object), overmanned, overmanning.
3.
to oversupply with men, especially for service:
Indiscriminate hiring had overmanned the factory.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-1250; Middle English (noun); see over-, man1
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British Dictionary definitions for overmen

overman

verb (ˌəʊvəˈmæn) -mans, -manning, -manned
1.
(transitive) to supply with an excessive number of men
noun (ˈəʊvəˌmæn) (pl) -men
2.
a man who oversees others
3.
the Nietzschean superman
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